Browsing the January 2018 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk ~ January 20 - 21, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 1/19/18

My Dear Parish Family,

The Jesus we encounter in this Sunday’s gospel comes with an invitation: “Come after me.” Unexpectedly, God worked then through simple fishermen and, now, through us. And this is the real surprise of the gospel: whom God works through to bring salvation. We ourselves are ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ January 13 - 14, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 1/17/18

My Dear Parish Family,

Both the first reading and the Gospel this weekend illustrate the role of a mediator in discerning God’s call: Eli mediates God’s call to Samuel and in the Gospel, John mediates God’s call to Andrew, who then mediates the call to Simon Peter. While the ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ January 6 - 7, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 1/05/18

My Dear Parish Family,

God leads us just as surely as the star led the Magi to Bethlehem. We must choose to trust in God’s loving Presence and sure guidance. There will be inevitable setbacks and challenges as we struggle with following the light; our everyday lives are ... Read More »