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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/24/16

My Dear Parish Family,

The resurrection is a mystery which we can never understand but only believe. This mystery takes us beyond all which is familiar to us  - the very core of our selves – to a realm where God’s glory and majesty and power lift us up ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/21/16

My Dear Parish Family,

For most of us, Holy Week unfolds like many other weeks: we still contend with work, school, preparing meals, doing laundry, cranky folks - the usual triumphs and setbacks. Palm Sunday begins an extraordinary week - a week that concentrates in a few days the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/11/16

My Dear Parish Family,

The center of today's Gospel is not the woman or her sin of adultery, but a personal encounter with Jesus. Encountering Jesus always exposes the truth - both the woman and the crowd learn the truth about their own sin. The crowd was led to ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/04/16

My Dear Parish Family,

This Fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally called "Laetare Sunday", from the Latin meaning "to rejoice" or "to be joyful". This is a perfect Sunday on which to proclaim this gospel about the Prodigal Son. The father is so joyful at his son's return home ... Read More »