Pastor’s Weekly Letter

December 23, 2016

Christmas Greetings From the Pastor – December 25, 2016

As we come to celebrate Our Lord’s birth at Christmas, I wish to express my deep gratitude to all who have contributed their time and talents to the advancement of God’s Kingdom in our wonderful community of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima.  I want to include everyone of you, my dear parishioners of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima, in my expression of thanks.  I am especially grateful to all who have  volunteered their time and love over this past year.  To all…..thank you in the name of the Lord. Over this past year I have enjoyed many opportunities to greet and get […]
December 16, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – December 18, 2016

Everyone wants peace.  Whether you are a natural leader sitting across a table from other world leaders, or a business person facing the pressures and deadlines at the office; a homemaker trying to corral the kids, or a student just trying to make it through the semester, everyone wants peace.  And most people will go to whatever limit to find peace.  But most people in our world today, if they are honest with themselves, have to admit that they experience more stress than peace. We, Americans, live in comfortable homes, but domestic violence is at an all-time high.  Our cities […]
December 9, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – December 11, 2016

              The other day a father of several children remarked:  “Christmas used to come as a     complete surprise to me every year.”                “What do you mean?”               “I mean that I was never ready for Christmas financially.  I guess I knew it was coming, but I never saved anything up so that it didn’t wipe me out financially.”                “It’s not a surprise anymore.”              “Several years ago, I learned to set aside enough each month so that when Christmas came I was ready.”              What that father was […]
December 3, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – December 4, 2016

It certainly seems that the world today is once again in desperate need of a spiritual awakening.  It is the only hope for the survival of the human race!  In the midst of the vast problems which face our world Christians are strangely silent and powerless, almost overwhelmed by the tide of secularism.  And yet, Christians are called to be the “salt of the earth”, keeping a decaying society from further corruption.  Christians are to be the “light of the world”, illuminating the darkness caused by sin and giving guidance to a world that has lost its way.  We are […]
November 23, 2016

Letter From the Pastor – November 27, 2016

If we were to believe the statistical charts and reports so commonly quoted these days, a   single conclusion is inescapable:  we, the disciples of Jesus, are not winning the world, we are losing it!  That is, of course, if we are to believe those statistical charts, because quite frankly, figures can be quoted, twisted, used, or misused, as we have seen in recent months, to prove virtually anything.  It is never easy to know just how reliable or accurate any particular survey is, at least not until we know the background and bias of the agency or individual responsible for […]