Pastor’s Weekly Letter

March 2, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – March 5, 2023

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.  […]
February 22, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – February 26, 2023

In this Lent 2023, we Catholics need to reflect on ways of winning people back to Jesus.  One way is a deliberate attempt to bring people to Christ by befriending them.  As soon as some hear this, they might wonder, “Can that be right?  Should we befriend people just to bring them to Christ?”  Absolutely!  The greatest reason to befriend someone is Jesus Christ.  The greatest gift we can give a friend is Jesus Christ.  If we are truly someone’s friend, we want what is best for him or her.  What can be better for anyone than to come to […]
February 15, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – February 19, 2023

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and we begin the season of Lent.  It is a time for all of us to stop and to reflect and remember   Do you remember those days when you dreamed beautiful dreams?  You were thinking about the wonderful life that was waiting for your over there in the future.  Dreaming is a vital part of living.  Think how impoverished our world would be without dreamers.  Every great human accomplishment is nothing more than a dream come true.  The electric light was once a dream in the mind of Thomas Edison.  The Fifth Symphony was once a […]
February 9, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – February 12, 2023

Do you know that a sickness of the soul, no less than a sickness of the body, can become a chronic condition?  Look, for a moment, at your own life and tell me if it isn’t true.  Could you put your finger on an unhealthy spiritual condition that has remained unimproved year after year?  It doesn’t take an  expert to analyze this kind of problem; all it takes is honesty. Were you touchy, overly sensitive and difficult to live with years ago?  Look at that area of your life today.  Has anything changed?  Has the condition improved at all?  Or […]
February 2, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – February 5, 2023

As the Scriptures tell us, on the night before He died, Jesus was deeply concerned about His disciples’ relationship with the world.  As far as physical presence was concerned, He Himself, would soon be leaving this world behind.   But His followers would still be here; having to deal with the same world that had hated and crucified Him.  After they had seen what the world did to Him, what would it do to them? How would they react?  Perhaps they would try to run away and hide, or they might be tempted to blend in with the world.  Either way […]