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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 10/21/16

My Parish Family,In practice, most of us are probably not totally like the Pharisee or the tax collector in today’s Gospel. So both can teach us something. The Pharisee can teach us that religious practices are important but not enough. They must always be performed in humility and with ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 10/14/16

My Dear Parish Family,

In today’s Gospel Jesus shares much with the ten lepers. They ask Jesus to take pity on them and he heals them. But only the Samaritan leper returns to Jesus, glorifies God and gives him thanks. This leper understands the give-and-take of healthy relationships. He ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 10/14/16

My Dear Parish Family,

 In today’s Gospel parable the widow’s persistence in petitioning the judge is directed toward changing his mind so that he will act and render a just decision. Our own prayer is not a matter of changing God’s mind, however. Persistent prayer is about faithful relationship ... Read More »