Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Lord, Help Me to Pray

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/11/15

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,  Happy St. Valentine's Day!  

In last Sunday's Gospel, despite having a very late night healing and expelling demons, Jesus arose very early and went off to a deserted place to pray. Even though He was the Anointed of God, even the Son of ... Read More »

The Leaning Tree

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/15

 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,            Unless you're very in-observant, or possibly came in off Grand, or some other way I don't know about, you are aware that we lost an old friend this week. The leaning tree of Cook Ave. I know it was well over sixty ... Read More »

Come Follow Me

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/04/15

 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,        In last Sunday's Gospel, all Jesus said was "Come follow me," and Andrew, Peter, James and John left everything behind and followed Jesus. This Sunday the people are awe struck. They can hardly believe the authority with which Jesus speaks. But we ... Read More »

Rejoice!

Posted by Joyce Jones on 12/23/14

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray that your preparations for Christmas are well under way. May our Christmas lights replace the fires that have recently illuminated our nights. May the wreaths on our doors and the candle of welcome in our windows replace plywood and graffiti. May ... Read More »

Christmas Traditions

Posted by Joyce Jones on 12/04/14

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

 

      Around this time of year, one always hears cries of, “Put Christ back in Christmas.” It is certainly true that the commercialism of Christmas seems to reach higher heights every year. I heard Christmas music in August, and Walgreens had Christmas ... Read More »

Advent

Posted by Joyce Jones on 12/04/14

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving, and I hope you were       surrounded by family and friends. Now it's time for some exercise to work off that extra helping of mac&cheese and second piece of pie. My sister insists that going shopping on ... Read More »

Thank You

Posted by Joyce Jones on 11/12/14

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,             First I want to thank Kendra for accepting the challenge to be this year's Card Party chairperson. It is a hug responsibility and you did a great job. I also want to thank her team and all who helped in the ... Read More »

Happy Card Party

Posted by Joyce Jones on 11/05/14

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,        Happy Card Party! I want to once again thank everyone who has worked so hard in doing all that needs to be done to make this event a success, especially Kendra and David Martin for agreeing to take the leadership role. ... Read More »

Black Catholic History Month

Posted by Joyce Jones on 10/29/14

Today we begin the month long celebration of Black Catholic History Month.  November was so designated by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus in 1990, to celebrate the proud heritage of Black Catholics. Two important dates fall within this month, Saint Augustine's Birthday (November 13) and Saint Martin de ... Read More »

Elders

Posted by Joyce Jones on 10/23/14

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,         I want to first of all thank all of our elders for their wisdom, insight and all of the ministries they perform. I thank you for setting such a worthy example of not only what it means to be a good ... Read More »