Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Unity

Well, we again survived the Church Unity Octave, or Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We all survived it un-united, disunited, all… how many Christian churches are there? You can find several figures, most in the 30,000 to 40,000 range. … Continue reading

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Thank You!

The Christmas season is behind us and I still have to write thank you notes. I’m getting closer to actually doing so. Some people are really good at thank you notes, which are personal and topical; they make you feel … Continue reading

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Words vs. Actions

Tomorrow is the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who abhorred violence and who died violently. It’s hard not to think about violence in this week after the terrible events in Paris. I am repulsed … Continue reading

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Life’s Journey

The holidays are now behind us and it’s back to work as usual, except it usually takes me three weeks or so to get used to writing the new year (2015) on documents instead of the old year (2014). I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Today is the feast traditionally celebrated on the Twelfth Day of Christmas. This year it happens on the tenth day, but that won’t stop us. Abbot Luke always used to say Pray the news. There’s lots there to pray about … Continue reading

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Follow Their Lead

Sometime back before my family left its exile in Iowa to go back to Rochester, when I was about a year old, somehow we all got to be on a Wonder Bread TV commercial. This was back when Wonder Bread … Continue reading

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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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