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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/24/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Potters often remark on the pliability of moist clay, how easily it is shaped, how thrilling it is to draw a blob into a form that begins in the eye of the potter’s imagination and becomes a beautiful work of art. Jesus thrills to draw ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/17/17

My dear Parish Family,This long gospel story begins with a simple, human scene: a thirsty traveler, a communal well, a woman come to draw water. But something significant happens:the scene shifts from Jesus’ thirst to that of the woman.The Samaritan woman thought she was thirsting for water; Jesus gradually ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 3/03/17

My Dear Parish Family,

The Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the devil to exercise self-serving power, to preserve his physical well-being, and to seek worldly wealth. The same Spirit leads us into the desert of ourselves to encounter the demons within us, to encounter ... Read More »