Our Parish Programs Archives: From the Pastor Desk

True Independence

It seems like it was just Memorial Day weekend, and here we are at the Fourth of July. Summer is passing rapidly. And not just Summer. Last week I mentioned the Bicentennial. Here we are almost at the Bicentennial-plus-50. I’m … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

One Christmas my brother got a Magic Kit. I was pretty young then, but even then my brother only got me to believe one time that he had some special powers. After that, I too learned some of the tricks … Continue reading

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A Different World

It’s a different world…if you’re my age. If you’re 20, 30, maybe even 40 it’s just the world as it is. At my mini family reunion a few weeks ago I was anxious to see one of my twin grand-nieces … Continue reading

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

This week I was struck by a post I saw on Facebook, the words of a classy young woman who is a cancer survivor, and who does a lot to help others, especially children with cancer. She wrote: If God … Continue reading

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Bread and Wine

In 1859, Edward FitzGerald, a good Victorian Englishman and poet, published a translation of a medieval Persian poet’s work. That translation made Omar Khayyam a known quantity in English literature for his Rubaiyat, or quatrains as they would be called … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time

This week we will enter the month of June, when summer will officially begin, and this year will be half over at the end of the month. Although this Sunday has the exalted title of Solemnity of the Most Holy … Continue reading

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Courage is a Virtue

This is Memorial Day Weekend. If you are a fashion purist, you may now wear white with a clear conscience. In the Church, we have been wearing white for seven weeks, but that changes today. Today we are wearing red. … Continue reading

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Que, Sera, Sera

Thinking about that doggie in the window last week, led me to another song for this week. In 1956 Doris Day sang Que Sera, Sera. Looking back, it stretches credulity that Doris’ mother sang a song with a Spanish title, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

Happy Mothers Day!!! Yesterday on Yahoo (my never-ending source of information on the current state of affairs in society and the world) I came across the heartwarming story of a mother who told her 12 year old daughter that she … Continue reading

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Can I get an Amen?

How I date myself with these columns. Well, some of you may remember the 1963 movie Lilies of the Field starring Sidney Poitier. Sidney helps a group of German nuns who live out in the middle of Arizona by building … Continue reading

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