November 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

November 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

Preparing Our Hearts for Advent

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 11/29/18

“Jesus said to the disciples; Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.”

Today, the Church begins the beautiful season of Advent. The word ‘advent’ means coming or arrival. We watch in the new liturgical year for the coming of Christ in ... Read More »

Until We Meet Again

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 11/16/18

Songs, sometimes strange ones, often run through my head, such as Groucho’s hit…Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say I must be going.I’m glad I came but just the same I must be going.

Back in the early 1950s, every Saturday morning I went ... Read More »

Peace Begins in Our Hearts

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 11/09/18

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and ... Read More »

All Saints, All Souls

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 11/02/18

Welcome to November, the month of the four last things…death, judgment, heaven, hell. They show up a lot in the liturgy this month. Appropriately, it begins with death.

The cum laude graduates of death are the saints, celebrated on November 1, those who have arrived in heaven. They are ... Read More »


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