From the Pastor’s Desk ~ November 29, 2015

Thanksgiving is past, there may be leftovers in the refrigerator and today we enter into the season  of Advent, a marked departure from what we experience in stores and shopping malls that began many weeks ago. Yes, there is a spirit of anticipation and preparation, but for what? In the stores and advertisements, we are invited to buy […]

From the Pastor’s Desk ~ November 22, 2015

Today is commitment or pledge Sunday for the rectory capital campaign project. Last week we held five receptions to explain in detail to 150 parishioners what the rectory committee has done over the last eighteen months to get to where we are today. Our plan is to gut the existing rectory, remove all the damage from termites and dry […]

From the Pastor’s Desk ~ November 15, 2015

In the past, I have not readily recommended reading any of our Pope’s encyclicals or Pastoral Letters, some of them were so steeped in theology and church speak, they were very difficult to read. I believe that both letters “Evangelium Gaudium’ and “Laudato Si” are readable documents worthy of our time, attention and energy, and are significant documents that all […]

From the Pastor’s Desk ~ November 8, 2015

Nine years ago in 2006, I was appointed pastor of Saint Anthony parish inheriting a relatively new church, an old historic church, several buildings and land but now in need of ongoing repair and maintenance. Over these years we have done our best to be good stewards of the buildings and properties, performing the necessary maintenance, repair and upkeep. Over […]