From the Pastor’s Desk – November 25, 2018

Today we come to the last Sunday of the church year, The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.  An earthly king by definition is a male sovereign or monarch who by        hereditary right is the chief authority over a country and people.  We are probably more familiar with the Queen of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – November 18, 2018

This coming Thursday many families will observe the national Thanksgiving holiday, often  characterized by family members coming together for fun, football, and a feast, quite often roasted turkey with all the trimmings.  From my earliest memories, I remember our Thanksgiving meals, grateful for my family coming together. The true origins of Thanksgiving go back to […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – November 11, 2018

Jesus censures the scribes and Pharisees for their quests for honor, being recognized in public and seeking high places.  It is a caution for us, God’s faithful people, to avoid seeking honors for honor’s sake. He also accuses them of exploiting widows financially because they relied on alms and the generosity of others for their […]

From the Pastor’s Desk – November 4, 2018

In an age that tends to shy away from laws, commandments of the law and prefers personal interpretation of the law rather than reasonable understanding, this passage from Mark’s Gospel today confronts us.  A Pharisee asks Jesus, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”  Which one of the 613 precepts of the law is most important?  […]