Pastor’s Weekly Letter

April 21, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – April 23, 2017

We are living today in a time of religious change.  The past forty years or so have witnessed many changes in the life of the Church, and it seems rather certain that this millennium will  witness many more.  Living in the midst of it, we might suppose that all of this change is unique to our generation. But the truth is that religious change is nothing new.  It is, in fact, as old as religion itself.  You can trace it through the Bible from beginning to end. Our Catholic faith was born in an atmosphere of change.  Jesus went beyond […]
April 7, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – April 9, 2017

Jesus once asked His disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  Peter, as was often the case, spoke for the group:  “You are the Messiah.”  You and I can hear those words with little or no emotion; but to those first disciples they were dramatic beyond measure.  From the beginning they had taught, hoped, even dared to believe that Jesus might be the long-awaited redeemer, spoken of by the prophets.  Now they were sure of it. Then, at that very point, Jesus began to teach them that He had to suffer, be rejected by His own people, and die.  […]
March 31, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – April 2, 2017

To forgive other people is one of the most difficult things any of us will ever have to do.  If perhaps you don’t know that, it can only mean that you have never tried it.  Perhaps you’ve never been faced with that necessity. Maybe your heart has never been broken.  Maybe you’ve never been cheated, or lied to or about, or insulted.  Maybe you’ve never suffered physical or psychological injury at the hands of careless or, worse yet, malicious people.  If nothing like that has ever happened to you, let me assure you that you should be grateful; but you […]
March 24, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – March 26, 2017

As we all know when a child starts school, he or she doesn’t know for sure what to expect, how well he or she will do, or where it will all lead.  He or she just makes a start and then works his or her way through it, one day, one week, one year at a time.  Getting an education is an adventure.  When a young person chooses a vocation, he or she does not know for sure what the outcome will be.  Can he or she do the work?  Will he or she enjoy it?  Will he or she […]
March 10, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – March 12, 2017

If you ever visited the Holy Land, you would discover it is a dusty land.  It has two seasons – a rainy season that begins in the late fall and ends in the early spring.  Then, the arid season begins.  The land becomes parched and dry.  At the same time the siroccos blow from the deserts of Transjordan and Arabia.  This dusty character of the land is reflected throughout the bible.  The custom of foot washing was a courteous and practical gesture for guests who arrived with tired and dirty feet. We too get some dust on us just by […]