Pastor’s Weekly Letter

June 3, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – June 5, 2022

          There are several ways of thinking about and looking at Christianity.  We can see it as an ecclesiastical structure, with two thousand years of history behind it and millions of members belonging to it.  We can think of it as a theological system that holds to certain basic ideas about God and about life.  We can look upon it as a moral and ethical standard that calls for the highest kind of conduct that the world has ever known.            All of these are valid views of Christianity; but in its […]
May 27, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – May 29, 2022

ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL Remarks of Robert P. George, Professor at Princeton University – National Catholic Prayer Breakfast             The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over.  The days of comfortable Catholicism are past.  It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel.  A price is demanded.  There are costs of discipleship – heavy costs.           Of course, one can still safely identify oneself as a “Catholic”, and even be seen going to mass.  That is because the […]
May 13, 2022

Letter From the Pastor – May 15, 2022

                We, Catholics, have let our secular society give us a kind of inferiority complex.  We too often speak and act as if the biblical understanding of man and woman and of human society were in some way inferior, or as if it were somehow unfair for us to advance our religious views and values in the public arena.                 We need to remind ourselves that our Christian perspective on life does not originate with Christians, but with Christ, the Son of our Creator.  It was God who created the human race, who […]
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 […]