Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

Dust to Dust

“Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” I don’t need to be reminded of that this year. My birthday falls on Mardis Gras, so I will approach Ash Wednesday freshly aged. Every year a dear friend … Continue reading

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Look on the Bright Side

It’s safe to talk about the weather. It is totally beyond our control. When the weather is bad, nobody is to blame… it’s no one’s fault. When the weather is good, everyone is happy and no one can claim the … Continue reading

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Love Bugs

It will be Valentine’s Day this Tuesday, a big day for florists and chocolatiers and an expensive day for husbands and boyfriends. A couple of years ago, I heard a story about what men would like for Valentine’s Day. Some … Continue reading

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Alternate News with Alternate Facts

It was sometime in the early 1950’s. While I was with my mother, Mrs. Crocco, a neighbor, started up a conversation. “Did you see Lucy today. It was SO FUNNY. Oh, you should have seen it!” No, mother had not … Continue reading

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America First

“First in war- first in peace- and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in the humble and endearing scenes of private life; pious, just, humane, temperate and sincere; uniform, dignified and commanding, his example … Continue reading

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Three-Ring Circus

So many memories! The parade of elephants from the rail yard through downtown to the village of enormous tents. The giraffe with the foot-long, very purple tongue that ate something from my hand. The chameleon my brother bought. The clown … Continue reading

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Prayer for Unity

I was grateful at the beginning of last week that the confirmation hearings were beginning for the new Presidential cabinet. For the three weeks prior, everyday, no matter what time of day, when I opened up the news app on … Continue reading

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It’s Like a Jungle Sometimes

We are now starting the second week of the new year, which doesn’t seem quite so new anymore. The holiday season is over. Things are back to normal and we are all back to work. The politicians in Washington are … Continue reading

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A New Year

It is New Year’s Day… so Happy New Year! Today is a Holy Day of Obligation in the United States, but you will note it is not a Church Holy Day because it is New Year’s. The Church’s New Year’s … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

You may remember a song from the musical, “Mame.” For I’ve grown a little leaner, Grown a little colder, Grown a little sadder, Grown a little older. And I need a little angel sitting on my shoulder. I need a … Continue reading

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