Pastor’s Weekly Letter

July 20, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – July 23, 2023

The earthquake which devastated Mexico City several 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, said, […]
July 13, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – July 16, 2023

If you were asked to sum up your life to this moment in one brief statement of twenty-five words or less – How would you do it?  What would you say?  Think about that for a moment.  You have been living now for fifteen years, fifty years, or however long it’s been.  Those years have contained a combination of good and bad, success and failure, fulfillment, and disappointment.  Now you want to summarize them in one brief statement.  How would you go about doing that? Admittedly, it would not be easy to do.  Most of us would need quite a […]
July 8, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – July 9, 2023

               A poster from the 1960’s offered an excellent commentary on human nature.  Two babies in diapers about the same age sat facing each other.  One was reaching out to the other as though to establish contact.  The caption underneath said, “At last I have found someone exactly like me.”  One of the babies was black; the other was white.  That strikes me as an interesting comment on the similarity and dissimilarity in human beings.  Sometimes we get to thinking that our needs and problems are unique to us, that no one else in […]
June 29, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – July 2, 2023

Some say that people today are losing, or perhaps have already lost, a capacity to be deeply moved by human suffering.  The kind of world we live in inevitably has a numbing effect on the human spirit.  One hour with a newspaper or thirty minutes in front of the television exposes one to an overwhelming amount of tragedy.  Day in and day out, we are served a steady diet of war, murder, terrorism, kidnapping, rape, robbery, and torture.  The more we see of man’s inhumanity to man, the less we seem to be shocked by it. Then we come to […]
June 21, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – June 25, 2023

Catholics Invited to Pray an Act of Reparation on Solemnity of the Sacred Heart  (June 12, 2023)   Washington – On June 16, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty joined by Archbishop Jose` H. Gomez of Los Angeles, have called on Catholics to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart, and make an act of […]