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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/28/17

My Dear Parish Family,

The disciples on the road to Emmaus were rehashing mere facts about the One they thought would “redeem Israel.” Blinded by their own disappointment, they missed the deeper insight. They could not even accept what some women had reported: “that he was alive.” Though they ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/21/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Some interpersonal encounters are passing; we smile and say hello, for example, and then go on our way without any further thought. Other encounters, however, engage us at the deep level of who we are, change us, and stay with us. Always, authentic encounters with ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/14/17

My Dear Parish Family,

 What a tantalizing Gospel to hear on Easter Sunday! Mary of Magdala arises early on the “first day of the week” to go to Jesus’ tomb! What does she see? Merely that the stone is rolled away from the entrance. The gospel doesn’t tell us ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 4/07/17

My Dear Parish Family,We cry this day “Hosanna!” but, unlike the people of the city of Jerusalem long ago, we need not ask “Who is this?” This is the one who models for us the mystery of life: dying to self so that we might be exalted, raised to ... Read More »