Pastor’s Weekly Letter

January 18, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – January 21, 2024

 One of the most painful experiences in life is to be disappointed by some person in whom we have truly believed.  Sooner or later that happens to everyone.  For most it begins in childhood, with the discovery that our parents are not perfect.  They are only people with the same weaknesses and problems that afflict us all.  Then later we learn that teachers do not  always know all the answers. To experience this kind of disappointment in people is part of the process of growing up.  But it does not end with childhood.  It carries over into adult life and […]
January 11, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – January 14, 2024

“In the cities the wounded and dying cry out, but God ignores their prayers.”  This cry of Job must be one of the most poignant statements in the Scriptures.  Although the scholars keep telling us this is an anguished cry for help from a man in intense pain, it sounds more like a cry of despair.  After all, this is the same Job who also cried: “I give up, I am tired of living.  Leave me alone.  My life makes no sense.”  But the scholars must be right:  knowing Job, a man of faith, his outburst must have been a […]
January 4, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – January 7, 2024

The Bible is filled with the idea that our God is a great communicator that He both talks and listens to people.  The second half of this thought is easy for us to accept.  We as Catholics have no difficulty believing that God hears what people say.  But the first part of our thought is more complex.  If God talks to us, then when, how, and to whom does He do it?  A few times in the Bible, it is specifically stated or strongly implied that God spoke with an audible voice.  But that is the exception, not the rule.  […]
December 28, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – December 31, 2023

Today is the last Sunday of the calendar year.  And each of us will be one year older.  To some, that is good news.  To others, it is not.  For many people there was a time in life when were complimented if someone guessed our age to be more than it was.  Now we are complimented when someone thinks our age to be less than it is.  Somewhere along the way, a transition took place.  But when did it happen?  Most of us do not remember.  We only know that it did. Our attitude toward aging is an interesting thing.  […]
December 20, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – December 24 & 25, 2023

I read a story some time ago which I doubt is true, but it deals with a very profound truth.  The setting of this story was an exclusive men’s club in London in the early part of this century.  One member of the club was an outspoken atheist.  He did not believe in God.  He was critical of religion in general, and of Christianity in particular.  One day, someone wrote a little poem and posted it on the club bulletin board.  The man’s name was Joe, and the poem about him said:  “We have heard in language, highly spiced, that […]