Browsing the January 2016 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/29/16

My Dear Parish Family,

We find it easy to speak to people when we have pleasant things to say, and they are obviously glad to hear them.  On the other hand, we tend to shy away from delivering words of confrontation, criticism, challenge.  Neither do we ourselves like to ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/22/16

My Dear Parish Family,

        We are all familiar with the power of words to shape our identity and way of living. Society offers conflicting messages which often pull us in many directions. In the midst of all these competing words, God’s word is the true ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/15/16

My Dear Parish Family,

A successful and enjoyable wedding celebration demands lots of pre-planning and hard work by many people.  Yet we’ve all had experiences of some of these people becoming so caught up in the celebration itself that they lose sight of what needs to be done.  It ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/08/16

My Dear Parish Family,

 Who is the Messiah? Jesus, the beloved Son of God.  What does the Messiah do?  Baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire.  Who are we?  The beloved of God.  What are we to do?  Embrace a journey of discovery about Jesus and ourselves that ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/04/16

My Dear Parish Family,

In the Gospel story, the Magi received the light that guided them to new and wonderful possibilities from the star in the heavens.We don't look outside to the heavens for the light of God's guidance, but we look to the light of God's word and ... Read More »