Browsing the 2020 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 12, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/08/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This summer I decided to plant some tomato plants.  I put them in the ground behind the garage.  For me, there is nothing better tasting than homegrown tomatoes.  So far, everything is going well.  One of the plants already has about ten tomatoes ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 5, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/29/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Last week we noticed that a squirrel had gotten into the church and we were having a hard time getting him out.  I decided I was going to buy a trap to catch him.  I went to three sporting goods stores in St. ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 28, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/24/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today’s Gospel follows the Gospel we heard last week.  As you recall, last week the Lord was sending out the twelve Apostles to preach in his name.  Today we hear one of the most challenging lines in all of Sacred Scripture.  Jesus says ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 21, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/18/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we find ourselves back in Ordinary Time.  The Lenten and Easter seasons are in the past, and we will be in Ordinary Time until Advent.  We call it Ordinary Time because it is not a special time with feast days.  When I ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 14, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/11/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi; the Body and Blood of Jesus the Lord. I have always looked forward to this feast day because of the marvelous gift that Jesus has given us in the Eucharist. Every time we come to ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen June 7, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/04/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Every year we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Trinity the Sunday after Pentecost.  The Trinity; God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is not something we can fully understand but is an article of our faith which has been handed down ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 31, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/28/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

When I was growing up, my family would spend a week in the summertime at Montauk State Park here in Missouri.  It was a trout fishing park, and all six of us kids learned to fish.  I could spend twelve hours a day ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 24, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/21/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Barbara Streisand sings a song called Memories.  It is a very nice song, and it reminds the listener of all the people we have lived with who do not live with us anymore.  Sometimes when we have a reunion of some sort, we ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 17, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/14/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus reminds us that He is the way, truth, and life.  This is really important for us to hear.  If we want to live a life devoted to Christ, we must learn to walk in his ways.  One of ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 10, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/06/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel reading Jesus reminds us that he is the way, truth, and life.  This is really important for us to hear.  If we want to live a life devoted to Christ, we must learn to walk in his ways.  One of ... Read More »