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From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 20, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

NOT FAIR!  NOT FAIR!  How often have we heard those exact words, or something similar, lately?

In the Gospel today, several groups of workers go into the vineyard to work.  The workers go out at different times of the day and work different ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 30, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/26/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In last week’s Gospel reading, Simon Peter hit a home run.  If you remember, Jesus was asking who the Apostles thought he was.  Peter responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  There could not have been a more appropriate ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 23, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/19/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks the Apostles who they say he is.  They know who he is, but they give answers that other people have given.  Jesus does not want to hear what other people are saying; he wants to know what the ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 16, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/12/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I purchased a book recently called Do Something Beautiful for God.  It is a book that has quotes in it from St. Mother Teresa for every day of the year.  In the August 9 quote, she talks about love, peace and anger.  She ... Read More »

from the desk of Fr Stephen August 9, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/06/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I want to bring up a subject today that is unfamiliar to most people.  Those familiar with the topic are certainly not familiar with the application of it in their lives.  Let me start by saying that we are created in the image ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 2, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/30/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, or Redemptorists.  It is good that we take the time to remember St. Alphonsus and what he did as a priest and Redemptorist.  He lived ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen 26July20

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/23/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Here in America, as much as anywhere in the world, we are taught to be independent.  In 1776, the people in America fought a war with the British to establish our independence.  Over the decades, we have prided ourselves on this independence, so ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 19, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/16/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Last week I went out to the driving range to hit some golf balls.  It was a very hot, muggy day and I was outside for about forty minutes hitting balls.  After a few minutes, I began to sweat and was soaking wet ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 12, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/08/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This summer I decided to plant some tomato plants.  I put them in the ground behind the garage.  For me, there is nothing better tasting than homegrown tomatoes.  So far, everything is going well.  One of the plants already has about ten tomatoes ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 5, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/29/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Last week we noticed that a squirrel had gotten into the church and we were having a hard time getting him out.  I decided I was going to buy a trap to catch him.  I went to three sporting goods stores in St. ... Read More »