Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Remembering Our Veterans

Here it is. Memorial Day Weekend, the semi-official beginning of Summer. It’s only May, but who wants to wait until June 21? Not I. Swimming pools open; you can wear white and not be called out (although Benedictines don’t officially … Continue reading

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Family Dinner

We’ve heard it a thousand times, at least. You are what you eat. Since I have become diabetic, I’ve been getting a myriad of ads telling me this. Just today I’ve received something that touts some super-starch that will allow … Continue reading

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Communion

Today is the Feast of Pentecost, which marks the coming of the Holy Spirit into the Church, the arrival of the divine helper which Jesus promised would follow his Ascension. And today, 22 of our children make their First Communion, … Continue reading

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Honor Mary

In America, we stand for motherhood and apple pie, so the saying goes. I think most – if not all – nations would stand up for motherhood. As for apple pie, it’s not my favorite. When I was growing up, … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real

Happy May Day! And Happy Suppressed Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker! It’s suppressed only because this year it falls on Sunday. At any rate this year is one third over with, and landmark events continue to accumulate. A week … Continue reading

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Existentialism

Back in college, I had a professor who was much enamored of Albert Camus, the French author and Existentialist. Existentialism was very much the rage back then. Personally, I preferred Jean Paul Sartre when it came to Existentialists, but one … Continue reading

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Truism

Who reads the St. Anselm Parish bulletin? Some very high-powered people, like you. And you keep me honest. I can’t say just anything. Last week I received a letter from Monsanto Corporation which kindly pointed out that something I said … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground

Here it is April already. And if all goes as planned, Haiti will finally elect a new president on April 24. Of course, all does not usually go as planned in Haiti but still life goes on. I had a … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. And I have a picture in my cell phone to remind me that the origin of the Biblical word for ‘mercy’ is the mother. The picture is just about 100 years old and its colors … Continue reading

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Unbelievable

If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are the most … Continue reading

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