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

Greetings from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/31/15

My Dear Parish Family,

We seek success, but often misunderstand its allure.  We seek happiness, but often misunderstand its source.  We seek love, but often misunderstand its cost. We seek Jesus, but often misunderstand where we find him, how he nourished us, who he really is. 

When we realize ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/27/15

My Dear Parish Family,

In today’s Gospel passage Jesus feeds a multitude of hungry people with only scarce bread and fish.  This Gospel account is far more than an interesting story about a miracle and abundance; it primes us to ponder the great mystery of Jesus himself as the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/17/15

My Dear Parish Family,

Tuesday, July 21st will mark the 25th Anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood. I still remember that day like yesterday. Bishop Edward Head was the ordaining Bishop and the location was Saint Amelia Parish in Tonawanda….my Deacon Parish. The day was very hot and ... Read More »

A message from the Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 7/10/15

My Dear Parish Family,

People today are perceived to have “authority” because they have power, wealth, weapons, position, fame.  Sometimes this authority is self-serving and coercing; it does not always bring forth greater life in people nor is it always focused on the well-being of others.  Jesus’ exercise of ... Read More »