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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/26/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Little children like to sit next to Grandma and Grandpa at holiday meals. Why? Because they want to be near those who love them and who shower them with attention and gifts. At Jesus’ “wedding banquet,” should we not all be clamoring to sit next ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/19/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Most people naturally shun fighting. We want to live our lives in peace. We pray for peace in the world. But what is peace? Jesus makes clear in this Gospel that it is not absence of strife. In fact, he intimates that being on fire ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/19/16

My Dear Parish Family,

 We all claim to know Jesus; after all, we are for the most part faithful churchgoers who weekly eat and drink in his company. This gospel warns us that this isn’t enough. There is an urgency about our paschal mystery living; we don’t have forever ... Read More »