Pastor’s Weekly Letter

July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 16, 2017

A study of the history of war offers little encouragement to a world that is hungry for peace.  In ancient times wars were fought on a small scale between village and village.  Then it became tribe against tribe and province against province.  Later the combatants were nations, then coalitions of   nations.  Today it seems that virtually one half of the world is lined up against the other half.  A similar development can be traced in the weapons that are used to wage war.  At first people fought each other with clubs and rocks, then with spears and bows and arrows, […]
July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 9, 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and Parishioners:               The children who attend our parish school and our parish religious education program are most  precious not only to you but to all of us in the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima community.  We strive to work together in order to better meet their needs and prepare them well for the future.  As a result, family and community involvement is a high priority for us.               Our wonderful parish of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima continues to combine the efforts of all our parishioners–clergy, professed and lay–to assist one another in proclaiming the teachings and   value […]
July 14, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – July 2, 2017

The earthquake which devastated Mexico City a few 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 […]
June 23, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – June 25, 2017

It often appears to me that the church in the latter part of the twentieth century, and now  in the   beginning of the twenty-first century, has a golden opportunity to make the gospel of Jesus real and relevant to a world that is weary of wars, weary of emptiness, and increasingly weary of moral degradation.  It is time to make all things new.  It is a time when we should prepare ourselves to be the church at its best.  We must remind ourselves that the world is most ready now for the message of God’s love, delivered by people like […]
June 16, 2017

Letter From the Pastor – June 18, 2017

I suppose there are times when everyone longs to recapture the carefree innocence and joy of childhood.  We wish that for just one day we could shake off the burdensome responsibilities of adult life and put our feet under Dad’s table once more.  Admittedly, this emotion carries with it  an element of escapism, but it is not necessarily all bad. There are, of course, some characteristics of childhood that we should outgrow and leave behind forever.  Such childish traits as impatience and a total self-centeredness have no place in adult life.  But there are certain basic elements of childhood that […]