Letter from the Pastor

April 17, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – April 19, 2020

Have you ever noticed that in this world, there are all kinds of things that take hold of us?  Some married couples know what I mean.  When you were very young, you began to hear, and to see, and to learn about love.  In your teens, you began to experiment with it, dating and maybe dating one person steadily.  Then there came a time when you fell in love; and either suddenly or slowly, that love took hold of your life.  Now, you have been married for many years; and you do not so much possess love as love possesses […]
April 10, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – April 12, 2020

Today is Easter Sunday.  It is a day in which the message of Easter tells us:  Don’t give up; don’t quit; don’t throw in the towel.  This life is not all that there is.  Stay tuned.  There is much more to come.  You and I need that message, probably more than we know.  I suspect that that is the reason more people return to the Church on Easter than any other day of the year.  Somehow we know that human life cannot find its total expression within the limits of time.  Everything here, everything around us and within us cries […]
April 1, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – April 5, 2020

Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week 2020.  This week started with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ended with his tragic death on Calvary.  In a sense, it is very strange that this week should be called holy.  As we walked through it, unfolding before our eyes was a scene of deception and dishonor, betrayal and denial, political expedience and religious corruption, all of which culminated in the greatest crime of history.  Judged by the scenery, this could easily be called Hell Week.  But the strength and courage of one man took those seven days of shame […]
March 27, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 29, 2019

                During this present crisis we pray that all of you and your family stay safe and healthy.  And yet, we are reminded that each reported case of the Corona virus has behind it a person, a family, a community.  We as a church, are called to be in prayer for those affected, those caring for the sick, and those valiantly trying to diagnose and treat patients.  As members of the parish of Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima, we offer our prayers for healing and support for all affected.           […]
March 20, 2020

Letter From the Pastor – March 22, 2020

Many thousands of people, caught in the grasp of some personal tragedy, have said, or least thought: “If God will do so, He can cure me.”  When trouble comes and human solutions fail, most of us think of God.  And our first reaction is the same as that of many people – if God were so inclined, He could solve this problem and set things right. But we are well aware that most personal tragedies do not turn out with a happy ending.  I have known, and so have others, that many people prayed for a deliverance that never came.  […]