Browsing the July 2021 archive of Pastor's Reflections

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/21

For the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  He is the founder of the Redemptorist Order of priests and brothers. He founded the order in 1732 to preach the Gospel of Christ to the poor and abandoned people of southern Italy. He ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 25, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/22/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

The whole story of the people of Israel is a fascinating one.  God makes a covenant with Abraham and designates Abraham’s descendants as His chosen people.  These chosen ones end up in Egypt, where they eventually are enslaved.  This enslavement lasts for several ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 18, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/14/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

There once was a young man who had just gotten ordained to the priesthood.  He had in his own mind that he wanted to bring Jesus into the world.  He was going to organize the parish with different committees and they would do ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 11, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/08/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer.  It is a feast particular to the Redemptorists.  We usually celebrate this on the third Sunday in July, but because of the picnic I wanted to do it today. We, as Redemptorists, call ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 4, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/02/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In the Old Testament, God sent many prophets to the Israelites to try and get them to change their lives.  Most, if not all, were rejected; many were even killed because they challenged the status quo of the people.  God wanted His people ... Read More »