Pastor’s Weekly Letter

April 1, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – April 5, 2020

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week 2020.  This week started with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ended with his tragic death on Calvary.  In a sense, it is very strange that this week should be called holy.  As we walked through it, unfolding before our eyes was a scene of deception and dishonor, betrayal and denial, political expedience and religious corruption, all of which culminated in the greatest crime of history.  Judged by the scenery, this could easily be called Hell Week.  But the strength and courage of one man took those seven days of shame […]
March 27, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 29, 2019

                During this present crisis we pray that all of you and your family stay safe and healthy.  And yet, we are reminded that each reported case of the Corona virus has behind it a person, a family, a community.  We as a church, are called to be in prayer for those affected, those caring for the sick, and those valiantly trying to diagnose and treat patients.  As members of the parish of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima, we offer our prayers for healing and support for all affected.           […]
March 20, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 22, 2020

Many thousands of people, caught in the grasp of some personal tragedy, have said, or least thought: “If God will do so, He can cure me.”  When trouble comes and human solutions fail, most of us think of God.  And our first reaction is the same as that of many people – if God were so inclined, He could solve this problem and set things right. But we are well aware that most personal tragedies do not turn out with a happy ending.  I have known, and so have others, that many people prayed for a deliverance that never came.  […]
March 12, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 15, 2020

          One of the marks of a learned person is that he knows he doesn’t know very much.  Isaac Newton was that kind of a person.  He was one of the major scientific minds of the last 300 years, and yet he once described himself as a small child on the sea shore, picking up a few pebbles, all the while surrounded by a vast ocean of the unknown.  Albert Einstein was like that, also.  In our modern world, his name is a symbol of genius; and yet he said, “The most beautiful thing we can […]
March 5, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 8, 2020

I wonder if many people today really believe that God sees all their circumstances, their cares, and that He wants to provide for them?  So please take me to read Matthew 6:25-33 and Psalm 139. Do you believe that God is your good shepherd, who knows His own, personally and intimately? And that as our good shepherd He is there to guard, to protect, to make provisions for, and to save from harm? So very often when difficult circumstances arise, we rush off to help ourselves and meet our own needs. Many run from God, Our Father, seeking to save themselves. And in so doing […]