Browsing the January 2021 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen Jan 31, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/27/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As a Redemptorist of 40 years, I have been stationed in nine different cities.  As you can imagine, when you move to a different location, there is a feeling-out process that happens.  It happens with me, but it also happens with the people ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Jan 24, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/20/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past year has been different from anything any of us has ever experienced before.  We have all had to adjust our lives to deal with the virus that has run rampant.  Thanks be to God that most of us have not been ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Jan 17, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/13/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

St. Clement Hoffbauer, a Redemptorist saint, once said, “It is better to bring the sinner to Jesus than Jesus to the sinner.”  That quote may take a little bit of reflection to understand what St. Clement is talking about frankly, but I think ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Jan 10, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/07/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As you know, I started thinking about the priesthood when I was relatively young.  In those days, 50 years ago, there were seminaries for high school students. So, when I was going into high school, I left Maryland Heights and went 400 miles ... Read More »