Pastor's Desk

From The Pastor’s Desk: July 15, 2018

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME July 15, 2018 Year B “He instructed them to take nothing for the journey.” When Jesus sent his Apostles out, He sent them “two by two,” and He basically commanded them to take nothing on the journey: “no food, no sack, no money in...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: July 8, 2018

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME July 8, 2018 Year B The First Reading from the prophet Ezekiel tells of how Ezekiel was called by God. The Lord speaks to him and says, “Hard of face and obstinate of heart are they to whom I am sending you.” God knew He was not...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: July 1, 2018

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “Your abundance at the present time should supply their needs, so that their abundance may also supply your needs.” This is the fourth time in 2 Corinthians, chapter 8 that St. Paul addresses the issue of giving. What Paul is trying...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: June 24, 2018

THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, JUNE 24, 2018, Year B Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 First reading: Is 49:1-6: 49:1, explained: Since John was the forerunner of Jesus who prepared Israel for her Messiah, the “Servant” prophecy of...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: May 13, 2018

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER May 13, 2018, Year B We often cite Jesus’ quote from today’s Gospel of Mark: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” This was not a suggestion from the Lord. It was quite frankly a command, and it is one which...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: May 06, 2018

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER May 6, 2018, Year B The First Reading from Acts begins with Cornelius falling at Peter’s feet. Peter lifts him up and says, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable...

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