Pastor’s Weekly Letter

August 17, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – August 19, 2018

          For many centuries, people believed that the earth was the center of the universe and that the sun revolved around it. Then here came along a Polish astronomer named Copernicus, who held on to a different theory. He believed that the sun was the center of our solar system, and that the earth and all other planets within the system were revolving around the sun. Almost no one agreed with him. His theory was so unpopular and revolutionary that he was afraid to release it. But shortly before his death in the sixteenth century, he published a book. Very soon his […]
August 10, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – August 12, 2018

     What is God doing? God is restoring us to a normal Christian life. God is tired of seeing His people so beat up, so lonely, so scattered with nobody to take care of them, so confused.  We have this idea that human beings left to themselves are just neutral, nice guys. But that’s not true. Anyone not open to God is turned in on himself and the prey of all kinds of evil forces, his own and those of evil spirits. There is no such thing as a neutral person. The luxury of thinking so is one of the last illusions from […]
August 3, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – August 5, 2018

How do we – priests, religious, lay persons – become involved in efforts to build a human society which respects the dignity and promotes the welfare of all?  Obviously, as    believers we must call attention to the moral and religious dimensions of all issues.  We must point out the demands of our Christian Faith for a just transformation of society.  We must keep the gospel values alive and well in a world that needs them desperately. How many of us take a stand on the side of gospel values when issues arise in public education, housing, homelessness, sexuality and health […]
July 27, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – July 29, 2018

Do you know how magnificent a sacrament the Eucharist is?  It ought to be looked at as a jewel that reflects light from its different facets.  The Eucharist is a covenant between ourselves and God, a remembrance, a thanksgiving, a Real Presence of Jesus among us, a  mystery of faith, and a spiritual food for our journey of life. In addition to all this, there is another facet of the Eucharist which we need to rediscover.  The Eucharist is a sacrament given to us by Jesus for our healing. More than ever, people today – you and me – want […]
July 20, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – July 22, 2018

We can become sensitive to God’s presence, alert to the ways He reveals Himself in the daily occurrences of our life.  Often, the problem is that we simply don’t know what to look for or we don’t take the time in our hurried lives to be aware of His presence.  It’s like going out to a forest in the dead of winter.  All we can see are bare limbs of trees, a blanket of snow, withered flowers.  There doesn’t seem to be much life around.  Yet all the life of a forest in the fullness of summer is still there […]