Browsing the December 2015 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 12/28/15

My Dear Parish Family,

The Holy Family provides us the model we need. They were faithful and obedient to the traditions that formed who they were. They were also open to God’s astoundingly new in-breaking and willing to undergo the change that divine in-breaking invited for their lives. They ... Read More »

Message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 12/28/15

My Dear Parish Family,

On this last Sunday before Christmas we are gently led into the depths of the Christmas mystery. Jesus’ incarnation was no Hallmark card. Already on this Sunday we are reminded that his life was one of obedience to his Father (“Behold, I come to do ... Read More »

A message from Our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 12/14/15

My Dear Parish Family,

On this last Sunday before Christmas we are gently led into the depths of the Christmas mystery. Jesus’ incarnation was no Hallmark card. Already on this Sunday we are reminded that his life was one of obedience to his Father (“Behold, I come to do ... Read More »

A message from Our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 12/11/15

My Dear Parish Family,

Traditionally, this is “Gaudete- Rejoice” Sunday, named after the Introit antiphon in the Roman Missal. The second reading also refers to rejoicing and suggests to us that the cause of our joy is Christ and Christ alone. When we say “The Lord is near,” we ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 12/04/15

My Dear Parish Family,

The Liturgy of the Word challenges us to take the real events of our everyday lives – all the suffering and pains, all the anxiety and hopelessness, all the joy and peace- and see them as means to recognize the presence of Christ to us. ... Read More »