Pastor's Desk

From The Pastor’s Desk: October 15, 2017

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, October 15, 2017 Today’s Gospel from the Book of Matthew again includes parables. We have been hear-ing the Lord share parables with us through-out our readings in recent weeks. Interest-ingly Matthew contains 23 parables... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: Oct 8, 2017

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, October 8, 2017 One of St. Paul’s favorite topics was prayer, and today’s reading from his letter to the Philippians is no exception to that. He says, “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition,... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: Sept 24, 2017

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, Sept 24, 2017 The theme throughout today’s readings from Holy Scripture has to do with forgiveness. We must always appreciate that forgiveness is a two way street. We need to seek forgiveness as all of us are likely to do.... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: Sept 17, 2017

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, Sept 17, 2017 The theme throughout today’s readings from Holy Scripture has to do with forgiveness. We must always appreciate that forgiveness is a two way street. We need to seek forgiveness as all of us are likely to... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: August 27, 2017

TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, August 27, 2017 In last week’s Gospel, we heard the story of the Canaanite woman (a Gentile) who appealed to Jesus for help, and her prayer and plea were answered. Part of the message of that is that the Kingdom of God is... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: August 20, 2017

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, August 20, 2017 Today’s Gospel from the Book of Matthew describes what occurred in Tyre and Sidon when Jesus cured the daughter of a Gentile woman. Tyre and Sidon were Gentile cities. The Apostles faithfully followed the Lord... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: August 13, 2017

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, August 13, 2017 THEME: When we gather here each Sunday, we know where we will find God: in each other, in the Word proclaimed, in the Blessed Sacrament. Our readings today will challenge us to find God in other places and at... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: August 6, 2017

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A THEME: Today’s celebration only occurs on a Sunday once every six years or so. While we heard the Transfiguration Gospel earlier this year on Second Sunday of Lent, today the context is different. In the words that resound... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: July 15, 2017

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A, July 16, 2017 THEME: We may no longer live in a society dominated by agriculture the way that ancient Israel was, but in the middle of summer we can still relate to stories about planting and growing seeds. As we gather for... read more

From The Pastor’s Desk: July 9, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, July 9, 2017 THEME On these midsummer days, taking a break and relaxing becomes a more and more attractive idea. Even Jesus, it seems, wants to give us rest from our labors and burdens. Gathering today at God’s invitation in... read more