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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 2/24/17

My Dear Parish Family,

This Sunday’s Gospel begins by first challenging us to a stark, either-or choice: which master to choose, God or “mammon.” Jesus simply states that we cannot serve both. Then the Gospel presents us with another, even more difficult choice – not even to worry about ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 2/14/17

My Dear Parish Family,In both Greek and Latin vocabulary, “perfect” has to do with bringing to completion, fulfillment, having an ultimate end in sight. We see in Jesus’ life-giving actions a model of the heavenly Father’s perfection: his gift of compassion and healing to the sick and suffering; his gift ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 2/10/17

My Dear Parish Family,

In today’s Gospel, a continuation of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is a blueprint for faithful Christian living, Jesus is speaking about laws and human behavior. He does not make life easier for his hearers’ by easing the law; he does give a better ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 2/10/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus uses salt and light in today's Gospel to describe qualities of disciples. But here something much more is at stake than darkness or bland food. What is at stake is the effectiveness of what we do as disciples. This Gospel uses two metaphors with ... Read More »