Pastor’s Weekly Letter

March 1, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – March 3, 2019

Every wife, mother, or whoever happens to have the responsibility knows that there are two ways to clean house.  One is routine and regular; the other is major and seldom.  In the first, you sweep the floors, vacuum the carpets, wash the dishes, make the beds, scrub the bathrooms, and dust the furniture.   The second way includes all of the above but goes a bit further.  You also move the furniture in order to get at the dirt that has accumulated under and behind.  You clean out the refrigerator and throw away all of the moldy food.  You rearrange the […]
February 22, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 24, 2019

Every person is a unique individual.  There is no one else in the world exactly like you or exactly like me.  Most of us take pride in this.  We are originals.  None of us wants to be an   imitation of some other person.  And this is a healthy attitude.  It would be a sad thing to go through life pretending to be someone else.  And yet, there is a sense in which imitating other people is an essential part of living.  We all do it.  The language that we speak is a case in point.  Every one of us learned […]
February 14, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 17, 2019

Central to our Catholic faith is a conviction that human personality is sacred, and that human life has meaning both now and forever.  That is one thing that makes the Christian Gospel the most redemptive force on earth – it believes in and proclaims the eternal worthiness of human life.  So, we have schools and hospitals and orphanages and rest homes; we send out missionaries, we feed the poor; we befriend the lonely and forgotten.  Why this tremendous expenditure of time and effort and money?  It is because we believe that all people are the most important things on the […]
February 8, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 10, 2019

Religious faith brings out all sorts of qualities in the lives of the people whom it touches.  It lays hands on some, making them generous, kind and loving.  It takes hold of others and makes them cold, harsh and cruel.  St. Francis of Assisi was motivated by religious faith to renounce a personal fortune and lead a life of selfless devotion in service to the poor.  Many terrorists today are motivated by religious faith to lead lives of brutal persecution that results in the execution of hundreds and the imprisonment or displacement of thousands more.  Religious faith, strange to say, […]
February 1, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – February 3, 2019

There is something everlastingly fascinating about the stories that Jesus told.  They are so short and simple, and yet they convey truths about life that are absolutely profound.  Take for example, the parable of the wheat and the weeds.  In just a few sentences, Jesus makes an accurate analysis of the moral dilemma of man. He is telling us that we live in a world of good and evil, and it is going to be that way to the end of time.  This parable is not only a window through which we look out at the world, but it is […]