Browsing Pastor's Reflections

Card Party Sunday!

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/07/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Well it’s CARD PARTY Sunday!!! This event has been going on for well over 50 years. In fact, I was unable to find out exactly when it started. Some parishioners and staff clearly remember it happening in the early 70’s. In the early ... Read More »

Co-Redemptorist Sunday

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/31/18

Dear Sister & Brothers in Christ,     

Today is Co-Redemptorists Sunday. A couple weeks ago I briefly explained what the Co-Redemptorists organization is all about. Basically, it is an organization that helps cover the cost of room, board and education for our seminarians. Fr. Maurice tells the story ... Read More »

St Alphonsus, Doctor of the Church, Pt 2

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/24/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Last week I spoke about three types of Redemptorist-Lay associations. The newest one being the Lay-Redemptorist or Lay-Missionary group. Various religious orders have such groups, some of them like the Franciscans have been doing it for a very long time; while others, like ... Read More »

Provincial Elections, pt 1

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/18/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

 First all, thanks for all your prayers. Our elections went very smoothly. In fact, they were probably the smoothest elections I can recall. We have a seven-person government: a provincial and his two consulters make up the full-time “Ordinary Provincial Council.” Then there ... Read More »

Challenges & Choices

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/10/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen...

In today’s gospel from Mark, we have the famous story of the rich young man. He comes to see Jesus and asks what he needs to do to inherit Eternal Life.  Jesus replies “Keep the Commandments.”  The young man says he already keeps ... Read More »

Protecting God's Children

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/04/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen…

As you know, a couple of weeks ago, we Redemptorists were asked to go to Liguori to continue our ongoing training in Protecting God’s Children (Praesidium).  We have to do this every year or two so that we comply with our insurance company.  ... Read More »

One Goal

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/04/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen… 

I ask for your prayers today on behalf of our Redemptorist Denver province.  This week we will be meeting in Tucson at our retreat house where we will elect leadership.  I guess I shouldn’t say new leadership because it’s possible we elect the ... Read More »

Patience

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

When I was born in 1961 fast food restaurants had been around for quite a while. However, for most people they were still an occasional quick fix to a busy day, and not a daily routine. It was very important in our family ... Read More »

SMUS

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/12/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

About 23 years ago, for several weeks, we had parishioners coming to Mass wearing T-shirts saying simply, “S.M.U.S.,” with the intention that people would ask, “What is S.M.U.S.?” Of course, you all now know that S.M.U.S. stands for “Sign Me Up Sunday!” It ... Read More »

Precious Gifts

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/05/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In the 1st Reading today from Isaiah, Yahweh comes to save the people. In doing so: The eyes of the blind are open, The ears of the deaf are cleared, The lame leap, The tongue of the mute sing for joy, And all ... Read More »