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

From the Pastor's Desk ~ November 25 - 26, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/22/17

My Dear Parish Family, Who are the “least” among us to whom Jesus admonishes us to reach out in the Gospel? Certainly they are the hungry, thirsty, naked, imprisoned, etc. But they also include, for example, someone in the family who may be imprisoned by depression and needs to ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ November 18 - 19, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/17/17

My Dear Parish Family,

In this Sunday’s Gospel parable directing our attention to the end times and final judgment, Jesus challenges us to choose daily to increase the incalculable riches – God’s very Life – God has given us. This requires us to choose trust over fear, good ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ November 11 - 12, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/10/17

 

My Dear Parish Family,

We regularly change the oil in our cars to keep the engines running smoothly. We keep our skin oiled lest it become dry and scaly. We use oil in cooking both to add flavor and to prevent sticking. This Sunday’s gospel about having ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ November 4 - 5, 2017

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/03/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus talks to the crowds and disciples about the failure of the Scribes and Pharisees to live up to their preaching. Jesus’ teaching hits home because his own life witnessed so completely to what he preached: he not only taught us to reach out to ... Read More »