Letter from the Pastor

April 5, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – April 7, 2019

For all of us, life can be and should be an exciting experience.  It does not have to be dull, drab, or boring.  When I say this I am, of course, not speaking in absolutes.  None of us would expect, or even want, continuous excitement. Nevertheless, all of us, saint or sinner alike, do live for those times and places when life is exciting.  And we more or less endure that which lies in between.  In this, we are all the same.  The difference between us is found in the ways and means by which we seek our excitement. In […]
March 29, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – March 31, 2019

                Can you think of a generation of any age with our loneliness and our fears?  In the midst of a revolutionary communications technology there are more lonely people around now than at any other age:  we are filling our nursing homes and senior citizen apartments with millions of lonely people – we leave them with their TVs and their cats to fend for themselves; as if TVs and pets can fill the gaping void of the human heart.  More people commit suicide now than at any other age; more people are mentally […]
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 […]