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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/24/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus' invitation to "Follow me" is not addressed only to those with a vocation to priesthood and religious life. It is addressed to everyone. Our Baptism begins our paschal journey with Jesus and initiates our response to follow Jesus "to Jerusalem". We spend our whole ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/17/16

My Dear Parish Family,

 In today’s Gospel Jesus asks the question about his identity in order to lead the disciples to a deeper understanding of who he is and his mission. The Messiah does not come in triumph to restore Israel to earthly glory, but to show that the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/10/16

My Dear Parish Family,

The Pharisee in today’s Gospel neglected to see Jesus’ need for hospitality and the sinful woman’s need  for forgiveness and salvation. It is so easy to miss seeing the needs of others! Part of seeing is to forget self so that we can truly encounter ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 6/03/16

My Dear Parish Family,

We have only recently completed our annual celebration of the season of Easter. Yet our return to Ordinary Time begins with a story of Jesus raising a dead man to life. God brings us new life out of death every day of our Christian journey. ... Read More »