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

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/22/17

My Dear Parish Family,How sure we are of an organization, a process, a group when the leadership is rock solid, instilling confidence and success! How uncomfortable we are when theleadership is shaky, uncertain, and lacking in vision. Jesus instills more than rock solid leadership. His church is built upon ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/18/17

 My Dear Parish Family,                 

In today’s Gospel the Canaanite woman not only demonstrates great faith but also persistent hope and unflagging love. Her faith rests in her belief that Jesus has the power to heal; her persistent hope rests in Jesus’ power over evil; her unflagging love ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/11/17

 My Dear Parish Family,

 In today’s Gospel Jesus commands Peter to come to him across the raging sea. Peter doubts who Jesus is, this man with the power to walk on water. Peter becomes distracted by the rage of the storm, the fear in his heart, and his doubt ... Read More »

A message from our Pastor

Posted by Patricia Quirk on 8/04/17

My Dear Parish Family,

Coming halfway through the period of Ordinary Time, the Transfiguration grants us a moment of enlightenment when we see Jesus clearly in all his glory and hear God clearly tell us who Jesus is (“my beloved Son”). This revelation strengthens our resolve to continue listening ... Read More »