Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

I am writing this on December 10 for you to read just before Christmas, on December 21, on which we pray O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

This is Gaudete Sunday… Rejoice Sunday. Happy days are here again… the good old days. We all know what they were, when they were. It’s just that all of us look back to different good old days…unless we are so … Continue reading

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Love Our Neighbors

Due to the enforced discipline of printer’s deadlines, some time has passed since the Grand Jury’s decision on Officer Wilson and this bulletin. The passing of time gives a certain perspective, and can allow the dust to settle, so to … Continue reading

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Be the Heart & Hands of Jesus

Happy New Year! Today the first Sunday of Advent, is the first day of the Church’s new liturgical year. It’s not really a day of celebration, like January 1. But it is a day of anticipation, looking forward to Christmas, … Continue reading

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Strategy

Strat·e·gy ˈstradəjē/ noun – 1. a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. 2. the art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle. 3. a plan for … Continue reading

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Where is YOUR Fire?

If you grew up during the Cold War or lived through the Cold War, it was almost unimaginable, a miracle of sorts. There was a no-man’s land on the east so you couldn’t even get near it. In the west, … Continue reading

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Here Today . . . Gone Tomorrow?

I am taking a break from the Gulag Archipelago. Now I’m reading a book on the social history of the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires just before and during World War One. Things have changed a lot in Europe since that … Continue reading

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Fly in the Ointment

There always seems to be something to complain about. Sometimes, it’s the weather, but I know that’s beyond anyone’s control. But sometimes someone parks in my reserved Pastor marked parking spot. And the Cardinals didn’t make the world series this … Continue reading

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We are All Human

The comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s stock line was I don’t get no respect. I guess a lot of people could identify with that, and that simple idea was a big part of his success. On Sunday, October 19, a man who … Continue reading

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We are All Sinners

As I am writing, it has been raining for the last five days, or maybe it’s six. A day or two ago there were a few momentary patches of blue sky and sunshine amidst the solid dark gray shroud of … Continue reading

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