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From the desk of Fr Stephen May 9, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/06/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

What is love?  What a question to ask, but I think it is a really good one.  I suppose we could answer that question in many different ways.  And I guess a further question would be, what are we talking about when we ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen May 2, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/28/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As we know, we need to go through a process for many things in life.  For instance, this is the springtime of the year.  At this time, many people are in the habit of planting things.  It could be a vegetable garden, roses, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 25, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/22/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past week I went to Catholic Supply because I wanted to purchase an encyclical letter from Pope Francis called Fratelli Tutti, On Fraternity and Social Friendship.  I heard about the encyclical but had not read it, and so I wanted to see ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen April 18, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/14/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Thomas Edison was a great inventor.  There are many things that he helped to bring about to make the lives of people easier.  His most famous invention was the light bulb.  He tried many things as a filament in the bulb to make ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Apr 11, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/07/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  We recall the infinite mercy God shows us, his children, in the forgiveness of our sins.  And as a loving parent, on this day, we remember not just God’s forgiveness but His mercy in holding back the ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Mar 28, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/23/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today is Passion (Palm) Sunday.  It is the beginning of Holy Week.  For me, Holy Week has always been my favorite week of the year.  I know people get excited about Christmas, but liturgically, Easter is much greater.  Palm Sunday celebrates the entrance ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Mar 21, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/17/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

When I lived in Houston, we had about 2,000 Hispanic people at Mass on Sunday and about 1,000 English-speaking people.  We did not have many African Americans; however, one black man did come to church every week.  His name was Jerome.  He was ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Mar 14, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/10/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As you know, we sent out a survey to the parish recently with many questions.  We had 106 people respond and I am very grateful for those who took the time to respond.  It was, and is, helpful in planning our future together.  ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Mar 7, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/03/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past weekend, I spoke at Mass about how important stories are for us as a people.  Every culture has passed its beliefs and history on to the next generation.  Many times, in sharing these stories, there is also a point to be ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Feb 28, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 2/24/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

About 30 years ago, I was on retreat and something quite remarkable happened to me.  I was sitting in the chapel at the time and an overwhelming feeling of God’s goodness came upon me.  I was not doing anything really to deserve this ... Read More »