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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/26/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Our society glorifies being our own person and doing all we can to make our lives easy. This gospel and second reading make clear that to live the paschal mystery (Jesus’ dying and rising) and continue Jesus’ works means that we must be like Jesus ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/18/17

My Dear Parish Family,

                  So much of our life seems anything but connected to Jesus and expressive of our love for him. Our sheer busyness hardly leaves us with a moment to catch our breath, let alone be concerned about loving Jesus!

                  Loving ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/11/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Jesus’ claim that he is “the way and the truth and the life” is a sweeping one that dares us to see Jesus as everything we need to come to the fullness of risen life ourselves. The “way” is not always appealing – dying to ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 5/05/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Gates can reveal a lot about what is beyond them. A broken-down, vine-covered gate suggests an abandoned house or one where the occupants don’t care much about keeping up property and appearances. An easy swinging gate suggests many people pass through. A decorative gate with ... Read More »