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

From the Pastor's Desk ~ October 28 - 29, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/27/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Love is a word used profusely in song and poetry, in hellos and good-byes, in letters and eulogies. Some might argue it is used too much. Often our most sincere verbalizing of love is fairly exclusive: shared between engaged couples, with family members and other ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ October 21 - 22, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/19/17

My Dear Parish Family,

We often are divided over what belongs to whom. For example, property rights, national borders, child custody, inheritance, even toys. Sometimes divisions are so serious that they bring harm and even destroy lives. At other times these divides can be readily resolved through legal action ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ October 14 - 15, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/14/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus says that many are invited to God’s banquet, “but few are chosen.” The twist of this gospel is that God invites all – salvation is extended to everyone. The choosing is not what God does from among all those invited; the choosing is what ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ October 7 - 8, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/14/17

My Dear Parish Family,

As with last Sunday’s parable, once again the chief priests and elders came up with the right answer to Jesus’ question (“What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”), but failed to see that their own answer condemned them! ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ September 30 - October 1, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/02/17

My Dear Parish Family,

In today’s Gospel Jesus asks, who is doing the “father’s will”? It is not the son with the right words, promises or intentions; rather, it is the son who undergoes conversion of heart. Conversions may not always be instantaneous (first son), but its authenticity is ... Read More »