From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

The Awful Grace of God

Posted by Laura Kosta 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 Laura Kosta 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 »

Taking a Stand for the Cross

Posted by Laura Kosta on 5/24/18

We have arrived at Memorial Day, the practical beginning of summer. Of course, going by the thermometer, summer began a few weeks ago. But on this Memorial Day, we gratefully remember all those who gave their lives for their countrymen. As Jesus told us, no one has greater love ... Read More »

Signs of Holiness

Posted by Laura Kosta on 5/17/18

Today is Pentecost, often called the “Birthday of the Church.” Pope Francis continues his Exhortation On The Call To Holiness In Today’s World:Just as you cannot understand Christ apart from the kingdom he came to bring, so too your personal mission is inseparable from the building of that kingdom: ... Read More »

A Mother's Day Message

Posted by Renee Molner on 5/11/18

These are the thoughts running through my mind as we arrive at this Ascension Sunday, which is also Mother’s Day. On April 9, Pope Francis released a new exhortation, “On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World,” which echoes something the Second Vatican Council stated clearly. “All the faithful, ... Read More »

A Storyteller

Posted by Renee Molner on 5/03/18

This time of year, many graduates are receiving a little book by Dr. Seuss. Its sentiments make me think of our Father Timothy, who has just graduated from this world to the next, with honors, in fact summa cum laude.With your head full of brains and your shoes full ... Read More »


Posted by Renee Molner on 4/26/18

I pray for inspiration every week for my homily and for this bulletin cover. This week the Holy Spirit was direct and insistent… write about gratitude. Expressing gratitude is a hole in my armor. My Myers Briggs Inventory shows that. I’m a German; I’m big on duty. If you’re ... Read More »

Tell Your Story

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/18/18

This week we are beginning the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal campaign. This year the theme is “Tell Your Story.” That is a brilliant choice. The Jewish theologian Martin Buber said, “God made man because He loves stories.” And boy, do we humans tell stories.The Hasidic Jews have many good ... Read More »

Our Parish patron saint

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/12/18

If you keep tabs on the Ordo and Catholic calendar, you will note that this Saturday is the feast day of Saint Anselm of Canterbury, our very own Parish patron saint.Saint Anselm was a monk, a Benedictine, an Abbot and then an Archbishop. I guess you could say he ... Read More »

A Little Bit of Stress

Posted by Renee Molner on 4/05/18

The headlines that day were the usual collection of unusual stories… a fourth bombing in Austin, Texas; a driverless car hits and kills a pedestrian; tuberculosis running rampant in Venezuela; various lies, cheating and incompetence in high places. That was March 20, 2018, the International Day of Happiness. I ... Read More »


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