From the Pastor’s Desk – March 3, 2019

The readings we hear on Ash Wednesday set the tone for Lent each year, besides receiving ashes that remind us of our mortality the scriptures call us to a deeper faith: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Saint Matthew invites us to reflect deeply on three things: giving alms, fasting and prayer. Long ago, when I was growing up the focus of Lent was on […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – February 24, 2019

Every Sunday we listen to the scriptures proclaimed probably in one dimension, the aural dimension, relying more on our ears than our imagination. For those who are avid readers, reading mystery or adventure novels delights our imaginations with descriptive words, allowing our minds to fill in what is not written in the text. The reader […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – February 17, 2019

A pilgrim is a person who is not at home, not yet in the place where they can be. Twenty-three pilgrims will fly out of San Francisco International Airport on February 18th on a journey to the Holy Land, Israel, a country sacred and holy to many people and yet it still experiences the tensions […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – February 10, 2019

I’LL DO IT: Chances are you’ve heard this one before, but it bears repeating. “This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done in the parish and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have […]