From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

The Hope of Haiti

Posted by Renee Molner on 12/01/17

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the season of Advent and a new Church year, which begins today.There’s a lot I could write about, but certainly the first thing on my mind is to say thank you… for being good to me, to each other in the parish, to the ... Read More »

The Time for a Real Superhero

Posted by Renee Molner on 11/22/17

We live in a melodramatic age, and the melodrama hurts. I read a few days ago that an air traffic controller was arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction. You may remember that we started a war because Iraq allegedly possessed and was developing weapons of mass destruction ... Read More »

World Day of the Poor

Posted by Renee Molner on 11/16/17

Sunday, November 19 is the First World Day of the Poor. Here is a condensed version of Pope Francis’ important message for this day.…………….2. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6). The Church has always understood the importance of this cry. We possess an outstanding ... Read More »

Timeless Beginning

Posted by Renee Molner on 11/10/17

The middle of November… we are in the last days of the Church year, and life is speeding up as it heads toward the finish line. Christmas stuff is already in the stores. Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and internet merchants are e-mailing me to beat the rush and ... Read More »

In the Dark

Posted by Renee Molner on 11/03/17

“Let there be light.” And so there was. God made it look very easy.I think a lot about light these days because every day there is less of it. And because of that, my seasonal depression tightens its grip a little more. It seems every day there is more ... Read More »

Live and Let Live

Posted by Renee Molner on 10/26/17

In the years before the beltway and the interstate highway system, before 1956, if you were driving into Washington DC from southern Maryland or Annapolis, the state capital, you would probably drive through a traffic circle just outside the District of Columbia line. In the middle of this circle ... Read More »

Help Them Live Well

Posted by Renee Molner on 10/19/17

We never know from one day to the next what life has in store for us. There are tragedies and triumphs, and we are so often surprised by what each today brings us.I was saddened this past week by a genuine tragedy, the death of Jaz Granderson, a De ... Read More »

The Labyrinth

Posted by Renee Molner on 10/13/17

For thousands of years, human beings have passed on acquired wisdom to young people in the form of stories like Aesop’s fables, Krylov’s fables, Grimm’s fairy tales. Likewise, Greek myths teach important lessons. One of the most complicated of these myths is the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.A ... Read More »

What's Next?

Posted by Renee Molner on 10/06/17

In the auto accident before the one for which the judge took away his license, my father credited his survival to his guardian angel, who warned him to stop before he went too far into the intersection. That may be true. But I have to admit that on last ... Read More »

Solving Problems and Taking Action

Posted by Renee Molner on 10/02/17

So often we think… There’s no days like the old days, no songs like the old songs…like “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash.Don’t push me ‘cause I’m close to the edgeI’m trying not to lose my headIt’s like a jungle sometimesIt makes me wonder how I keep from goin’ underA ... Read More »


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