Browsing the January 2017 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/27/17

My Dear Parish Family,

“Count your blessings!” How often people think of blessings only in terms of things – winning the lottery, owning a nice home, having a secure job. The Beatitudes assess blessings in an entirely different way: as attitudes and behaviors that are a sign of the ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/20/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Every encounter with Jesus provokes a response; the gospel for this Sunday shows a response of discipleship that is quick and decisive. Our own call to discipleship comes at our Baptism, but unlike the disciples in the Gospel our response isn’t usually so quick and ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/11/17

My Dear Parish Family,

In this Sunday's gospel, John is portrayed as one actively watching  for the Messiah. Faithful to his mission to baptize all who came to him, John readily recognized Jesus as the Messiah when the Spirit came down and rested upon him. John's fidelity for watching ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 1/06/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Arriving at Jerusalem, the Magi thought they had come to the birthplace of “the newborn king of the Jews,” for Jerusalem was the traditional home of the Jewish king. But the “newborn king” was not where they expected to find him. He was in Bethlehem, ... Read More »