From the Pastor’s Desk – Easter Sunday 2015

From pre-Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday, on February 18th we set out to embrace the three disciplines of Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer. Families saved money from simpler meals to contribute to Operation Rice Bowl an extension of Catholic Relief Services to aid the poor and needy of our world. We fasted from gossiping, too […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 29, 2015

Where will you be on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th? These three days, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil are the core celebration of our faith, April 2 – 4. These three days determine the yearly cycle of the liturgical year. Every other feast we celebrate, every liturgical season we observe, and every Sunday flows out of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 22, 2015

Each month, a magazine arrives in our mail box, Ministry and Liturgy with many articles for preparation and reflection on the seasons of the church year. By now it is well known that on his first Holy Thursday liturgy Pope Francis washed young people’s feet including a Muslim woman. He celebrated this act outside of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome; […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – March 15, 2015

On Ash Wednesday, before being signed with burned palm ashes, (not fireplace ashes) we heard these words from chapter six Matthew’s Gospel: “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their […]