Browsing From the Pastor

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Ruth Henley

Each of this week’s Sunday Readings involves some aspect of personal faith. Because as Catholics we are often baptized as infants and raised in the Church, we often overlook the need to make our own reasoned faith decision about Jesus and the salvation he offers. Often, we are Christian and Catholic ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter

Posted by Ruth Henley

When Jesus was resurrected, many of those who saw him did not recognize him immediately. When Mary Magdalene encountered him at the empty tomb, she thought he was the gardener. At first, the disciples on the road to Emmaus thought that he was just a stranger who had caught ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Posted by Ruth Henley

How can a person maintain enthusiasm for Christ, and the things of Christ? It seems that when we look at the first century Christians, who turned their world upside down with their enthusiasm, several things stand out. We see in the first reading that they were “devoted” to Jesus and to ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The Lord

Posted by Ruth Henley

How Satan and the forces of evil must have rejoiced as “from noon onward there was darkness over the whole land,” until at last Jesus “gave up His spirit.” How they must have believed that this darkness was just a foretaste of the spiritual darkness which would rule the ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of the Passion of The Lord

Posted by Ruth Henley

Passion Sunday introduces us to a week of intense reflection on the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God. What difference will it make in our lives two weeks, or two months, from now? Now more than ever we can enter more deeply in the Passion of ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

In this week’s Gospel reading, we see Martha and Mary being linked by faith to Jesus and his message of resurrection and life. “When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him.” Mary heard Jesus’ call through Martha, “The Master is here and calls for you.” And ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent- Letter from Father Keas March 13, 2020

Posted by Ruth Henley

Letter from Father Keas March 13, 2020

3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

In this week’s first reading, sometimes our thirst is expressed negatively like the people of Israel when they were in the dessert. We grumble and complain about our situation in life rather than being thankful for all God is doing to sustain us. At other times we often try to satiate ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

This week’s Gospel reading relates the story of Jesus and his three disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration. For a few short minutes these disciples visually saw that of which John the Baptist testified, the holiness of Jesus the Lamb of God. John the Baptist said, “among you stands one whom ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Ruth Henley

Even Jesus, the Son of God was put to the test by Satan. Satan pulled out all the stops and appealed to all of man’s senses and inner desires for self-preservation and glorification to tempt Jesus to step outside of the Father’s will. But Jesus did not succumb. In his experience ... Read More »