Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Our Celebration Draws Near

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/09/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well church, we are getting awfully near this big event, and yours truly is in the middle of it all. I will certainly be glad when this is over and I can get back to worrying about other things. But I am also ... Read More »

Understand, Recognize, Know and Trust

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/03/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

First I want to thank everyone for the way you came forward last Sunday and received Communion, especially those who made a change in the way you receive (you know who you are.) Almost everyone who received Eucharist  from me did it correctly. ... Read More »

How to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/03/16

The following guidelines are based on the norms for the reverent reception of Holy Communion at Mass contained in the General

Instruction of the Roman Missal and in Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States. Stand up ... Read More »

HELP!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/20/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

There are a few things I would like to call your attention to and ask your cooperation with:

1) You may have noticed a new sign on the rear door of the office "Employees Only." I realize that there has been a sign on ... Read More »

Pentecost: At This Point In Time

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/13/16

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Happy Birthday Church!

Pentecost, as you know, is considered the birthday of the Church. Jesus had prepared His disciples to receive what was to come, their final gift, the Holy Spirit.  It was now up to them to go forth and proclaim the Gospel. They ... Read More »

Celebration of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/04/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Happy Mother's Day! I pray that you each have a very blessed and joyful day, surrounded by those you love. May the love you have poured out upon them through the years be lavished back in you. May the many sacrifices made, and ... Read More »

The 150th Anniversary of the Parish!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/28/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

We are starting to make plans for the 150th Anniversary of our parish, which will be in 2017. I want to make the entire year special. It is amazing to think that people have been praising God in this same church on the ... Read More »

Love

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/20/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The Jewish people were, and still are, known to have a very legalistic way of life. In fact, some Jews used to believe that the Messiah would only come when every Jewish man, woman and child kept the Law perfectly, down to the ... Read More »

Nourishment

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/19/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

First off, I want to wish Sr. Antona Ebo a very Happy Birthday today! I pray that God continues to bless and overshadow this wonderful woman of faith. Please say a prayer for her.

Next, I want to once again say thanks to ... Read More »

The Trinity

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/18/16

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

The Gospel today is short, but there is one very significant verse or phrase where Jesus states that He and The Father are One. The Trinity can be a very difficult concept to grasp, but the truth is that it is one of ... Read More »