March 22, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – March 24, 2019

   On this third Sunday of Lent, I would like to ask the question:  What does it mean to   love God? For the most part, many people are inclined to think of love as a feeling of warmth and affection.  We sing about it; we read about it in novels; we watch it in movies and on soap operas.  Love is a deep feeling that one person has for another.  And quite clearly, not even God can demand that.  How, therefore, can we command the human heart to feel a certain way?  So, if we are going to try to […]
March 14, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – March 17, 2019

A young priest went to visit and elderly woman who had been a Christian for more than 75 years.  In those seven decades, she had seen some good times and some bad times.  Her husband had been dead for over 20 years.  She had outlived two of her four children and had gone through the sorrow of putting them in the grave.  She was not a wealthy woman.  There were times when the bare necessities of life were a daily struggle.  In short, her life had not been a bed of roses. After they had talked for a while, the […]
March 8, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – March 10, 2019

Does it appear to you that all of us are embroiled in that ongoing conflict between the old and the new?  Sometimes it seems that nothing ever stays the same.  Everything around us is in a constant state of transition.  The world is changing; our community changes; our home changes; the Church changes; even we, ourselves, change.  If you don’t believe that, well, go dig out an old high school or college picture.  Take a look at yourself then and compare it with the way you look now. Change is a fact of life.  So, what does this mean to […]
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 […]