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A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/14/17

My Dear Parish Family,Jesus’ parable about the seed and soil teaches us that God desires an understanding heart. God desires that we hear the Word; God desires growth and Life. We strive to produce a harvest of good works and are successful when we see, hear and understand God’s ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/07/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus makes clear in today’s Gospel that we need not fear his judgment about the future when we “yoke” ourselves to him. Being one with Jesus enables us to discern God’s will for us, hear what God wishes to reveal to us, and enjoy even ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/30/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Our relationship with Jesus is to be the most important one in our lives. All other relationships are to arise from our relationship with him. Because of our relationship with Jesus, we will choose to lose our life for him and for one another just ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/23/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Many people risk their lives in dangerous professions that serve the greater good, for example, firefighters, police, foreign missionaries, etc. Often these generous people know the risks of their profession, but their desire to serve others overcomes their fear. We greatly admire such people. The ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/09/17

My Dear Parish Family,

It is awesome to think that God invites us to share in such a great mystery as the Holy Trinity! It seems as though God’s graciousness never ends – not only with sending his Son but, further, with inviting us into God’s saving work. In ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/02/17

My Dear Parish Family,

The importance of Pentecost is that the Spirit enables us to witness, to proclaim, to forgive, and to bring peace. By Christ’s ascending into heaven and sending the Spirit, he makes his mission our mission. Thus, we are enabled to continue Jesus’ mission through the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/26/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Our society glorifies being our own person and doing all we can to make our lives easy. This gospel and second reading make clear that to live the paschal mystery (Jesus’ dying and rising) and continue Jesus’ works means that we must be like Jesus ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/18/17

My Dear Parish Family,

                  So much of our life seems anything but connected to Jesus and expressive of our love for him. Our sheer busyness hardly leaves us with a moment to catch our breath, let alone be concerned about loving Jesus!

                  Loving ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/11/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus’ claim that he is “the way and the truth and the life” is a sweeping one that dares us to see Jesus as everything we need to come to the fullness of risen life ourselves. The “way” is not always appealing – dying to ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/05/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Gates can reveal a lot about what is beyond them. A broken-down, vine-covered gate suggests an abandoned house or one where the occupants don’t care much about keeping up property and appearances. An easy swinging gate suggests many people pass through. A decorative gate with ... Read More »