Letter from the Pastor

October 9, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – October 11, 2020

Have you ever noticed that prayer can appear to be a simple exercise for some   people?  Not so for others.  Many people find it difficult, if not impossible, to pray.  Even some who have come to church for years may pray only rarely.  Often they have no sense of a personal participation or little awareness of the presence of God. Most Catholics would like to learn to pray more effectively.  They believe that God wants and welcomes their prayer.  So then how does one talk with God? Will my words be acceptable? Of course, prayer is not a performance.  It […]
October 2, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – October 4, 2020

We can become sensitive to God’s presence, alert to the ways He reveals Himself in the daily occurrences of life.  Often the problem is that we simply don’t know what to look for, or we don’t take the time in our hurried lives to be aware of our Father’s presence.  It’s like going out to a forest in the dead of winter.  All we can see are bare limbs of trees, a blanket of snow; the fullness of summer is still there, tucked away just out the reach of careless observation.  If we know what to look for, we can […]
September 24, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – September 27, 2020

                 I read a story some time ago which I doubt is true, but it deals with a very profound truth.  The setting of this story was an exclusive men’s club in London in the early part of this century.  One member of the club was an outspoken atheist.  He did not believe in God.  He was critical of religion in general, and of Christianity in particular.  One day, someone wrote a little poem and posted it on the club bulletin board.  The man’s name was Joe, and the poem about him said:  […]
September 18, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – September 20, 2020

Some time ago, a newspaper article was entitled, “Simple courtesy facing extinction in America.”  The writer told of four different instances in which he had gone out of his way to be helpful, and not one of the persons he had helped even bothered to say “thank you.”  I guess that most of us can recall similar experiences.  You held a door open for someone carrying an armload of packages, and he passed through and hurried away without saying a word.  You paused to let a driver pull into your lane of traffic, which he promptly did without so much […]
September 11, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – September 13, 2020

One of the most painful experiences in life is the to be disappointed by some person in whom we have truly believed.  Sooner or later that happens to everyone.  For most it begins in childhood, with the discovery that our parents are not perfect.  They are only people with the same weaknesses and problems that afflict us all.  Then later we learn that teachers do not always know all the answers. To experience this kind of disappointment in people is part of the process of growing up.  But it does not end with childhood.  It carries over into adult life […]