June 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

June 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

Independence Day

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/28/18

Happy Independence Day…again. Aren’t we fortunate that we can celebrate this year after year, fortunate that our independence continues and has not ended?

Oh sure, some days we think it’s all coming apart. When Barack Obama was elected, a lot of people thought it was the end of all ... Read More »

Restoring Hope

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/22/18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those whose spirit is crushed. (Psalm 34:18)

There have been some high profile suicides lately, people like Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, people who from all appearances have everything going for them. Unfortunately there have been MANY suicides of late, ... Read More »

Facing My Facial Expressions

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/14/18

Happy Father’s Day! Make your father or husband smile today.

I must make a confession and an apology for something brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago. It seems that a child was interested in being a reader at the Family Mass, but told one of her ... Read More »

The Awful Grace of God

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/08/18

Next Sunday morning I’ll be heading off on my vacation. My first stop will be where I grew up: Rochester, NY. Rochester has changed a lot since then, but so have I. Life is about changes.

A special event on this stop will be a gathering on June 20 ... Read More »

Unconventional Routes

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/01/18

June 3 always stands out in my mind as the day Pope Saint John XXIII died and the day my brother’s oldest son was born. It also happens to be the Church’s memorial day of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions.

Pope John’s death stands out in my mind more ... Read More »


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