Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Vocations

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ     

Many, many years ago, when I first entered the seminary, I was shocked one day by a comment the assistant dean, Fr. Jim made. He told us that he never prayed for vocations. This would have been surprising coming from any ... Read More »

Parish Council Voting & The "myparish" App

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/27/17

Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today is the last day of voting for our new Parish Council members. I want to first thank everyone who took the time to nominate someone, and all those who were willing to serve by accepting the nomination. I, of course, understand the reasons ... Read More »

Sharing Talents-Building God's Kingdom

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/23/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

We all know the parable of the king who goes on a journey and entrusts some of his servants with "talents." Upon his return he inquires what they did with his "talents" and how much profit they made for him... And we all ... Read More »

Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/12/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Happy Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

There are, of course, a lot of things going on throughout our area to commemorate his memory. I hope that you elect to participate in one or more of them. I would also encourage you ... Read More »

Let the Celebration Begin!!!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 1/06/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Well here we are, another year come and gone. If you are like me, you're entering this year frustrated with our electoral process and more than a bit nervous about the results. I'm not really sure what we can do at the moment ... Read More »

Happy New Year!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/29/16

Happy New Year!

I pray you have a happy and blessed New Year. I also pray that you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanza, for those who celebrate their African-American heritage. I always think it's funny when people say they don't celebrate Kwanza because it is a ... Read More »

Merry Christmas & Happy Kwanza

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/21/16

Merry Christmas & Happy Kwanza!!!

I pray that this day brings you and yours an abundance of joy and blessings. Know that God has prepared this special gift for you, the gift of a new born Son lying in a manger, because your Creator loves you with a love ... Read More »

Walking By Faith And Not By Sight

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/14/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, It is not uncommon for people to attribute divine-type knowledge to Jesus of Nazareth, after all, He was the Son of God. Sometimes we do the same thing to Mary. We think that she knew everything that was going to happen to her ... Read More »

Beyond Sunday Campaign

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 12/07/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

After mass today (Ah ha! I caught you! Reading the bulletin during my sermon! LOL) But seriously, I would like to ask you to come to the gym after mass today for a brief presentation on the Beyond Sunday Campaign. I know that ... Read More »

Educating Our Children For Generations To Come

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/30/16

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

        I pray this letter finds you well. No doubt by now, you have heard of Archbishop Carlson's latest capital campaign, "Beyond Sunday." Not only does he expect this to be his last campaign, but I believe it will also be his legacy ... Read More »