Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

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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Good; Better; Best!

So it’s Monday again as I sit down to write. And today’s surprise inspiration came from a brief story in today’s business news. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City has been sold to a Chinese insurance company, the … Continue reading

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Prayers to Saint Michael

Today as I am writing this, it is the feast of St. Michael and All Angels. It is also my patronal feast, which means we’ll have a special dessert tonight in the monastery. Later this week will be the feast … Continue reading

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Welcome Most Holy Trinity Parish & School

The events of early August in Ferguson shocked us all. What exactly shocked you depended on who you are, where you live, what if any connection you have to Ferguson, what socio-political category you fit into. But I think everyone … Continue reading

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Stewardship is . . .

I try to be a positive person, but the bad news keeps slapping me in the face. I think I’ve written before about the fact that the only news the media really presents us with is bad news. But these … Continue reading

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God is Love

Thomas a Kempis wrote: Man proposes, God disposes. This morning, the day I am writing this, I wondered what I should write about this week. What does the Lord want me to say? On the one hand, there are a … Continue reading

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Change

In my former life in the hotel business, when there was a change in management assignments about to happen, I would come into the office singing Come gather round people wherever you roam… for the times they are a changing. … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

Those of you my age may remember Sherman, Mr. Peabody and the Wayback Machine. This week I want to look way back to the news of July 11. It wasn’t big news, just an interesting, amusing filler story in the … Continue reading

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