Pastor’s Weekly Letter

May 6, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – May 8, 2022

                Our parish was indeed blessed this Easter with 5 young adults being accepted into full membership within our Church at our Easter Vigil.  These are indeed hopeful signs that more and more people are being drawn by the beauty of Christ and His gospel.                 But I also think that it is in part a revolution against the new paganism that has permeated our society.  It seems to me that more and more people are becoming more and more disgusted with the appalling spectacle of this modern paganism.  It is not evident […]
April 29, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – May 1, 2022

What position should we as Christians take toward the world in which we live?  Should we reject it and withdraw into our own worlds?  Should we try to transform it into a Christian culture? Or should we embrace it as it is?  This is a continuing issue for all Christians because every Christian must relate his or her faith to his or her surroundings.  In one way or other, this question of Christianity and the world in which we live has been tackled by Christians in every generation.  Deciding how to apply the Lord’s teaching to be in the world […]
April 22, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – April 24, 2022

                If we were to think back to those first followers of Jesus, we do so in terms of strength and stability.  We remember them as men who went out to meet life and lived it with great enthusiasm.  They faced persecution with dignity, met danger with courage, and handled problems with unwavering confidence.  In short, they were the kind of persons we all would like to be.  And that image of them is for the most part accurate.  However, we need to remember that they were not that way all of their […]
April 14, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – April 17, 2022

This is a very special day of the year.  It is Easter Sunday.  It is a day that has come to mean many things to many people.  In some parts of the country, it is the unofficial beginning of Spring.  There may still be some chill in the air, but the vernal equinox is past.  The days grow longer and the nights shorter.  The thermometer shows an erratic yet steady climb, and once more winter has lost its seasonal struggle with the sun.  Then again, many people think of Easter as a sort of style show.  It’s a day when […]
April 8, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – April 10, 2022

                 Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week 2022.  Most of us have stood at this place many times before.  We know from memory the names of the people who played a part in the suffering and death of Jesus.  Through their association with that tragic event, some of them have become famous and some infamous.  But for a moment let us focus our attention on one of the lesser-known personalities of Holy Week.                 His name was Simon of Cyrene.  The only thing we know for sure about him is […]