Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Time, Talent, and Treasure

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/24/15

Time, Talent, and Treasure

Back in the day, if your New Orleans cabdriver dropped you at the corner of  Constance and Josephine for Mass, you had three Catholic churches to choose from.  Yes, the Redemptorists ran three separate parishes on the same street corner: one Irish, one German, and ... Read More »

"Do What The Spirit Says Do!"

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/12/15

Hello Rock Church Family:                                                                                               ... Read More »

Happy Feast Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Happy Feast Day! Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (The Redemptorists), and of course, the Patron Saint of our parish. Oh, and no, his middle name was not "Rock." Actually ... Read More »

One Baptism, One Faith and One God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/25/15

  Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Since the very foundations of Christianity, strife amongst Christians seems to have been common place. From his prison cell, Paul urges the Ephesians to be at peace, to just try and get along. He reminds them, and us, that there is but one ... Read More »

Reaping a Rich Harvest for God

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/15/15

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

I have found there are two types of end-of-day weariness. With the first, when I look back over the day and reflect on how much I accomplished, the tasks that were completed, the problems solved, projects organized and delegated, etc., etc. etc. With ... Read More »

Farewell Fr. Paul and the Priviledge of the Journey

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/11/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Last Sunday we shared the sad news that Fr. Paul is returning to Chicago. It has been a real blessing to have him present here in our community, and especially, preaching on a regular basis. Not only does it give you all a ... Read More »

Independence Day

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/01/15

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. For some it is a focus on The Revolutionary War and the throwing off of the British chains of oppression. However, I do not have to tell you that there were many who did not have their chains removed until much later, and ... Read More »

Happy Picnic Day!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/27/15

Dear sisters & brothers in Christ,

 Happy Picnic Day! 

           As I write this I am praying for good weather, and I hope my prayers were well received. Our picnic is always a great time to relax and fellowship, and of course, enjoy some great food. I personally love ... Read More »

Power and Service

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/17/15

Think of those people who have risen from the ranks into positions of power.  While we applaud their success, we still raise the question:  How will they use their newly acquired power?  Will they use it to consolidate and advance their own personal interests, or will they use it ... Read More »

Keeping Holy the Sabbath

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/10/15

Keeping holy the Sabbath is a difficult thing to do, even for those of us who faithfully attend Sunday Mass.  After all, we have only so many hours in the day in which to accomplish a myriad of tasks.  We sometimes presume that having kept our Sunday “obligation” at ... Read More »