Pastor’s Weekly Letter

October 5, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – October 9, 2022

During the severe cold of last winter, a reporter, who writes a syndicated column that appears in many of the major newspapers, told a story that deals with a problem that subtlety confronts, many people.  It was about a man whose car got stuck on the ice while he was on his way home from work.  The man was white, and the community in which he was stranded was predominantly black.  It was after dark, and the man was frightened.  To make matters worse, he ran down his battery.  There was no service station in sight.  He knocked timidly on […]
September 30, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – October 2, 2022

          Of the many games that children play, there are a few old standards that abide from generation to generation.  One of these is hide-and-seek.  Most adults have played it, and I would guess that your children still do.           There are several reasons, I think, for the enduring popularity of hide-and-seek.  One is that it doesn’t cost any money.  You don’t have to buy it; you just play it.  Another is that it doesn’t require any athletic skills.  Everyone can participate, and boys and girls can play it together.  But I […]
September 23, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – September 25, 2022

                Our Catholic Church canonizes saints largely because successful models of Christian living are most helpful to us as we try to be better Catholics.  Saints are given to us not so much for our admiration as for our imitation.                 During the month of October, the church honors many saints.  St. Theresa of the Child Jesus was called by Pope Pius X “the greatest saint of modern times.”  She was born Marie-Francoise Therese Martin on January 2, 1873.  She was the last child of two devout and loving parents.  At the age […]
September 16, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – September 18, 2022

            A great life doesn’t come easy.  The scriptures say even of Jesus that He “learned obedience from the things He suffered.”  Behind every life is a story of struggle and self-discipline and willingness to try one more time.  Look at George Herman Ruth.  He is a classic example of what I am saying.  Most people know him as the “The Babe,” one of the most notable figures in American baseball.  Yankee Stadium is sometimes called “the house that Ruth built.”  He is most remembered for hitting 714 career homeruns.  In 1927 he hit 60 […]
September 9, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – September 11, 2022

                Is the Christian life primarily a matter of faith or a matter of works?  Which is more important – what we believe or what we do?                 If a woman believing an attractive appearance is a necessary part of life, that being beautiful is essential to her social salvation, then she’ll work at it.  She will spend her money on clothes and cosmetics.  She will read articles that offer all sorts of beauty hints.  She will exercise to keep her body in shape.  She will sit in front of a mirror and […]