Pastor’s Weekly Letter

September 28, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – September 30, 2018

It seems to me that we Catholics, in the remaining years of this twentieth century, have a golden opportunity to make the gospel real and relevant to a world that is weary of wars, terrorism, bondage, weary of emptiness, and increasingly weary of moral degradation.  It is a time when we should prepare ourselves to be the church at its best.  We must remind ourselves that the world is ready now for the message of God’s love, delivered by people like ourselves who demonstrate that love in their own lives.  During most of the century, a large part of the […]
September 21, 2018

Letter from the Pastor – September 23, 2018

              It seems that one of the main difficulties that some people have with the Christian gospel is that it seems to them to be unrealistic.  Few of them would deny that Jesus lived a good life or that He said some beautiful things.  That, in fact, is the basis of their problem.  As they see it, Jesus was so good and His teachings are so beautiful that they simply do not fit in a world such as ours.               There is a tendency among some people to think of Jesus as an idealist, […]
September 14, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – September 16, 2018

A favorite Old Testament story of mine tells of a time when Joshua confronted the people of Israel with an imperative choice.  He stood before them and said: “Decide today whom you will serve.  As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” That seems to me to be an accurate statement of the option that faces every human  being, especially parents.  We all have a choice as to whom or what we will serve.  But choose we must, because it is inevitable that we will serve something or someone.  From the day we come into this world, […]
September 7, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – September 9, 2018

Have you ever noticed that there is a direct correlation between current events and our overall attitude toward life?  When things are going well, we are hopeful and optimistic; but when things take a turn for the worse, we lose heart. This is a tragic way to live because it places us at the mercy of events totally beyond our control.  Instead of acting upon life, we end up merely reacting to it.  Good times turn us into giddy optimists, while bad times transform us into gloomy prophets of doom. But St. Paul’s approach in his letter to the Romans […]
August 31, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – September 2, 2018

“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 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, basically a man of faith, his outburst must have been a […]