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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 9/30/16

My Dear Parish Family,

When we think of people of great faith, we often mention people like Saint Francis or Mother Teresa. These were great religious leaders who obviously had great faith and accomplished great things. We make a mistake, however, if we identify faith only with doing great ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 9/23/16

My Dear Parish Family,

What makes us complacent? Sometimes, having too much of a good thing, or even enough of everything. At other times, laziness, self-absorption, self-satisfaction, frustration, too much praise, lack of challenge. All these things turn us inward and close us off from hearing or noticing what ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 9/16/16

My Dear Parish Family,

The issue of financial manipulation at the expense of others is a rampant problem. For example, CEO’s embezzle funds from their companies; individuals overspend, then declare bankruptcy to avoid paying debts; businesses charge exorbitantly high interest rates on credit cards and advance check cashing. The ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 9/02/16

My Dear Parish Family,

Today’s Gospel reminds us that discipleship requires both renunciation and calculation. Those who wish to follow Jesus must renounce everyone and everything that gets in the way of a single-minded response to Jesus’ invitation to be his disciple. At the same time, disciples are not ... Read More »