Pastor’s Weekly Letter

August 4, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – August 6, 2016

Years ago, a man named John Edwin Daniels sought to inscribe his name in history by establishing a world record for long-distance walking.  His goal was to hike from the lower tip of Baja, California to the northern end of Maine.  The journey required ten months and he completed it on schedule.  When he arrived at his destination, newsmen and radio microphones were waiting to record his impressions upon completion of his well-publicized trip.  The announcer who conducted the interview asked: “Mr. Daniels, you have walked over 4000 miles.  Tell us, during these past ten months what was your greatest […]
July 28, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 30, 2017

What is God’s intention for families?  What part does God mean families to play in human life?  Only when we understand what God has revealed about the family can we hope to find solutions to the problems families face today. The clearest statement of God’s plan for our family is the one that comes right at the beginning of the Bible in the account of the creation of man.  We often miss the point of this account.  Living as we do in a highly individualistic society, we’re used to thinking of humanity as a mass of individuals.  Consequently, we read […]
July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 16, 2017

A study of the history of war offers little encouragement to a world that is hungry for peace.  In ancient times wars were fought on a small scale between village and village.  Then it became tribe against tribe and province against province.  Later the combatants were nations, then coalitions of   nations.  Today it seems that virtually one half of the world is lined up against the other half.  A similar development can be traced in the weapons that are used to wage war.  At first people fought each other with clubs and rocks, then with spears and bows and arrows, […]
July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 9, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Parishioners:               The children who attend our parish school and our parish religious education program are most  precious not only to you but to all of us in the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima community.  We strive to work together in order to better meet their needs and prepare them well for the future.  As a result, family and community involvement is a high priority for us.               Our wonderful parish of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima continues to combine the efforts of all our parishioners–clergy, professed and lay–to assist one another in proclaiming the teachings and   value […]
July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 2, 2017

The earthquake which devastated Mexico City a few years ago had saddened the hearts of many with scenes and stories of human suffering.  But ironically, this unbelievable tragedy had periodically gladdened the hearts of everyone with stories of heroism and hope.  One such event was the rescue of two little babies, a boy and a girl.  Both were buried for several days in the rubble of the hospital where they were born.  Rescuers were surprised to find them, not only alive, but in remarkably good condition and crying at the tops of their voices.  A physician interviewed at the scene […]