Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Ordinary Time

This week we will enter the month of June, when summer will officially begin, and this year will be half over at the end of the month. Although this Sunday has the exalted title of Solemnity of the Most Holy … Continue reading

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Courage is a Virtue

This is Memorial Day Weekend. If you are a fashion purist, you may now wear white with a clear conscience. In the Church, we have been wearing white for seven weeks, but that changes today. Today we are wearing red. … Continue reading

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Que, Sera, Sera

Thinking about that doggie in the window last week, led me to another song for this week. In 1956 Doris Day sang Que Sera, Sera. Looking back, it stretches credulity that Doris’ mother sang a song with a Spanish title, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

Happy Mothers Day!!! Yesterday on Yahoo (my never-ending source of information on the current state of affairs in society and the world) I came across the heartwarming story of a mother who told her 12 year old daughter that she … Continue reading

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Can I get an Amen?

How I date myself with these columns. Well, some of you may remember the 1963 movie Lilies of the Field starring Sidney Poitier. Sidney helps a group of German nuns who live out in the middle of Arizona by building … Continue reading

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Accentuate the Positive

My sister-in-law used to complain about my mother’s letters. They were always about nature, what flowers were blooming, what new birds had come to the multiple bird feeders in the yard. They were very light on news and information, and … Continue reading

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Mercy Me

In 1971, Marvin Gaye sang : Mercy, mercy me, mercy father. Ah things ain’t what they used to be. Mercy is one of the principal attributes of God. Last Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday, and Pope Francis has now called … Continue reading

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A Blueprint for Action

I suppose there are few people who have not flown on an airplane. Even most children have been on a flight or two by the time they are 10. It is a strange sensation to fly. I am afraid of … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Easter

Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is risen, and we are rising too, unless (of course) we’re falling. How often have you heard someone say “I’m spiritual, but not religious.” It is a popular saying these days. And in a materialistic world, … Continue reading

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Pen Pals

Today is Palm Sunday, the second Sunday of Passiontide. We remember and celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, his apparent victory over all the forces of opposition to his teaching. Although it foreshadows Jesus’ ultimate triumph in the Resurrection and … Continue reading

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