Browsing the 2021 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 17, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/14/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In our Gospel today, James and John ask the Lord to sit with him at his right and left in the Kingdom.  Once again, Jesus must remind them that the Kingdom is not a place where people look for all kinds of praise ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 10, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/07/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Reading the lives of the saints has always been important to me.  This past week we celebrated the feast of Francis of Assisi and Francis Seelos.  Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscan Order.  He heard a voice call him one ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen October 3, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/30/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

These past couple of weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind for me.  Two weeks ago, Fr. Tom and I drove up to Mundelein, Illinois near Chicago, for a week of meetings about the future of our Redemptorists in the Denver Province.  ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen September 19, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In St. Mark’s Gospel the last few weeks, Jesus has been curing people and the crowds have been enormous.  Because of this, the Apostles have gotten excited and began to believe Jesus is the promised Messiah.  They want to believe this Messiah, Jesus, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sep 12, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/09/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past Thursday, September 9th, we celebrated the Feast of St. Peter Claver.  Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest from Spain that went to the foreign missions in Colombia, where he ministered to the African men, women and children after they got off ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 6 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/02/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I am familiar with a song in our Catholic Faith tradition that has a refrain that says “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.  Blessed be the Lord.”  That song’s refrain could probably be echoed thousands of times every day in many ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 29, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/26/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

With the pandemic still raging across the globe, people are still somewhat cautious of gathering in one space. Fortunately, with advanced technology, people can meet virtually.  It is not quite the same as meeting in person, but it is better than meeting on ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 22, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/18/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As you know, last week I was in Montana visiting my brother and his family.  It is a beautiful part of the country.  I was able to get out and do some fishing.  I caught some trout and perch.  My brother had gotten ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 15, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/11/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Hello! 

Today I am writing to you from Livingston, Montana; population, 7,500.  I try to come north to see my brother every summer but have not made it out here the last couple of years.  Montana is a beautiful part of the country, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 8, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/06/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Hello all!

These past couple of Sundays have been very eventful.  Two weeks ago, Fr. Tom gave a very rousing talk at our liturgy.  The congregation was certainly energized by his preaching.  I am glad he was able to take time to be ... Read More »