Browsing From the Pastor

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

Many, relying on the foolish wisdom of the world, respond to injustice with the comment, “I’ll forgive, but I will never forget what was done.” They are trying to be forgiving but they do not realize that in choosing to remember, the wound is never allowed to heal nor ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

In order to keep the commandments, we must first know what they are and then we must understand them correctly. Jesus deals with this problem in the Gospel. The Jews had a law about murder, but they had misread it to mean that one was in the clear as ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

This Sunday’s readings help us understand how to be the salt of the earth and light bearers for others and they promise that, as we become salt and light to others, we will experience the light of the Lord as well. Today, many people live in places of such ... Read More »

The Presentation of the Lord

Posted by Kathy Bull

Each of us probably consider ourselves to be quite ordinary, yet like Simeon and Anna in our Gospel today, by devoting ourselves to the Lord, we too can have an extraordinary experience of faith. But, like them, we should not seek the experience, but, rather, see the Lord. Like ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

Today in the Gospel, we see Jesus using the words of St. John the Baptist telling all to repent. We have a great opportunity this week to grow closer to Christ with our Parish Mission, a gift for all in celebrating our 70th year as a Parish. Christ came ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

In today’s reading, John the Baptist see Jesus approaching and cries out, giving witness about who Jesus is. In John’s testimony, he says that he saw the Spirit descend upon Jesus. By this sign, John the Baptist knew that Jesus was the one who is to come after him. ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Kathy Bull

As we slog our way through the muck and mire of life, it is easy to get discouraged not only with our own sinfulness and disobedience, but also with that of the world around us. How easy it would be to choose to give up or to wallow in ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Ruth Henley

This Sunday we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, an opportunity for us to rejoice!   Hopefully we have truly entered into the Advent Season, it could be easy to go through the Advent and Christmas seasons totally missing the meaning of them and the ensuing joy they should produce. In the Gospel reading ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

Peace comes from the assurance that God is in control of history, working his will even in the face of man’s inhumanity to man. He has our eternal welfare within his control. Thus, we need not fear death or eternity. In this passage, Jesus warns “some of you they ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kathy Bull

The Pharisee, though also very legalistic, did believe in the resurrection, angels, spirits, and the coming Messiah. So the controversy about heaven was ever present in the religious life of Jesus' day. In their attempt to prove their point, the Sadducees asked Jesus a rather convoluted question involving the ... Read More »