2019 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

2019 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

The Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 7/01/19

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:19This past Friday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion to the Sacred Heart has a long history in the Church, beginning in the ... Read More »

The Eternal Sacrament

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 7/01/19

A couple of weeks ago I went to lunch with my sister. As we were waiting in line at Qdoba making our decisions, the woman working behind the counter kept looking over at me; I was wearing my habit, of course. I had a feeling a question of some ... Read More »

Source and Summit of Our Christian Life

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about ... Read More »

Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

You, the soul’s most welcome guest; Sweet refreshment here below; In our labor, rest most sweet; Grateful coolness in the heat; Solace in the midst of woe; O most blessed Light Divine. These words are taken from the Sequence for the Mass of Pentecost, Veni, Sancte Spiritus - Come ... Read More »

Our Hearts Ascend With Christ

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19We observe this Sunday the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The spiritual writers call this “the admirable and glorious ... Read More »

Freedom, Sacrifice, & Courage

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

This weekend our nation observes Memorial Day. On this day we remember and pray for all those who ... Read More »

Mercy In Our Lives

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

Charity, by which God and neighbor are loved, is the most perfect friendship. Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Corporal Works of Mercy are as ancient as the Church Herself. The foundations of the Corporal Works of Mercy are in the teachings of Christ Himself. In the Gospel of Saint Matthew, ... Read More »

Mystery of the Eucharist

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 6/18/19

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.This Sunday at the 11 a.m. Mass, we have the joy of celebrating First Holy Communion for ... Read More »

The Forgotten Saint

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 5/20/19

How came this man by this wisdom and miracles? Is not this the carpenter’s son?

This week on May 1st, we celebrated the Feast of the Saint Joseph the Worker, the holy spouse of our Blessed Mother and the foster father of Jesus. It’s fitting that we begin this ... Read More »

Jesus, I Trust in You

Posted by Katelyn Hansell on 5/20/19

Jesus, I Trust in You...

On this Sunday in the Octave of Easter we continue to celebrate the great Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord. In the tradition of the Church, we call this Low Sunday or Whit Sunday. In recent history the Church has dedicated this Sunday ... Read More »

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