From the Pastor’s Desk – March 17, 2019

We have entered into the season of Lent, forty days to prepare for the coming feast of Easter to renew our baptismal promises. Forty days to reflect, fast and give alms. What if we had forty days with only one focus in order to grow in our relationship with the Lord? What if we had […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 10, 2019

One stop on the pilgrimage to the Holy Land is near the Mount of Temptation outside of Jericho in the wilderness where it is believed Jesus was tempted by the devil. This account in Luke’s Gospel might seem strange to us, how could Jesus, the Son of God be tempted by the devil? Precisely because […]

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 […]