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Pastor’s Column – Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 19, 2019

Dear Sisters and Brothers, One Sunday in a mass specially celebrated for married couples a priest preached about marriage. At the end of the service he was giving out small wooden crosses to each married [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 12, 2019

THE GOOD SHEPHERD In today’s Gospel, the Good shepherd says to us, ‘I know my sheep. They listen to my voice and follow me.’ Let us reflect for a moment on our failure to respond [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Third Sunday of Easter – May 5, 2019

Breakfast on the Shore The Scripture readings for this Sunday continue the tone of exuberant joy just right for this time between Easter and Pentecost. In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Sunday of Divine Mercy – April 28, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Happy Easter! We have come through the darkness of lent and a long winter and are just rounding the corner into spring and Easter Hope. But a side of me has [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – April 21, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord, Christ is risen!  You and I are called to believe and we receive our faith through these early witnesses.  Those who have encountered the risen Christ, who appeared [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – April 14, 2019

Commemoration of the Lord's Entry into Jerusalem Theme: What Is the Name of Your Donkey? What different story would we be telling today if the unnamed owners of the donkey had refused to give it [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 7, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Mercy and Forgiveness The Scripture readings of the fifth Sunday of Lent continue to offer lessons about God's startling mercy and compassion. God does not dwell on the sins of the [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 31, 2019

Let's first set the context of today's gospel reading. Liturgically, today's readings find us in cycle C of the Lenten lectionary. The Lenten gospels of Sundays three, four, and five form a triptych. In the [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Third Sunday of Lent – March 24, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Jesus employs very strong words in the Gospel today.  We are called to repentance.  We must break free from our slavery to sins and seek to do good.  Jesus is very [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Second Sunday of Lent – March 17, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, What would you do if you witnessed a phenomenon in the heavens such as has been reported at Fatima or Lourdes or Medjegorie? Would you fall down on your knees? Or [...]

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Pastor’s Column – First Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2019

My sisters and brothers in the Lord, Can you remember the last time you struggled to successfully complete a task at home, at work, or at school?  Do you remember the relief that you felt [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – March 3, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Just as an orchard is judged by the quality of its fruit, so a person’s talk shows what kind of person he is. (First Reading)  This links with what Jesus says [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 24, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Jesus says, ‘Be compassionate---Do not judge---Do not condemn—Treat others as you would like them to treat you.’ These words are taken from today’s Gospel. How many of us could say that [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – February 17, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, Compared to the majority of people in the world, most of us who are reading this are relatively rich. We rarely, if ever, experience involuntary hunger or serious maltreatment by others. [...]

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Reflection: The vocation to love

The deepest wound of all is that which affects the heart: The feeling that one has not been loved, The one is not precious to anyone. Each of us can do something to heal their [...]

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: Reflection|0 Comments