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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/29/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Living the paschal mystery is as demanding as loving with the same self-sacrifice as Jesus and as easy as responding to God’s indwelling as an intimate friend who is always with us, never forsakes us, and at all times is there for us with care ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/22/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus doesn’t ask of us anything that he himself hasn’t already done to the fullest: the Good Friday – Easter events make clear the extent of Jesus’ love for us – he will lay down his very life so that we might have a share ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/15/16

My Dear Parish Family,

 The Gospel on this Good Shepherd Sunday promises that the risen Jesus never abandons us, never stops speaking to and guiding us, and never hands us over to another power. Rather, he takes us by the hand, holds us firmly and lovingly, and leads us ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/11/16

My Dear Parish Family,

The two scenes in the Gospel capture two different but interrelated aspects of the Easter mystery. The first scene (miraculous catch of fish) dramatizes what God gives us – abundance of new life. The second scene (encounter between Jesus and Peter) dramatizes our response – ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/01/16

My Dear Parish Family,

In this weekend's Easter Gospel Jesus is a worthy caregiver. He upholds Thomas' dignity and need. He doesn't upbraid Thomas for his unbelief nor even for his rather impertinent utterance: "unless I see...put my finger into...put my hand into..." In the face of Thomas' obstinate ... Read More »