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

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph - December 30, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/28/18

My Dear Parish Family,

How often are we confident — even complacent — about knowing where to find Jesus, only to be startled — even frightened — to discover he is not there? Our response is to search frantically for him, but when we find him we are ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ December 23, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/21/18

My Dear Parish Family,

In the carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” we sing about “ten lords a leaping.” In this Sunday’s Gospel we hear about another “lord” a leaping – the unborn John who leaps with joy in Elizabeth’s womb in the presence of the unborn Child ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent ~ December 16, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/14/18

My Dear Parish Family,

Last Sunday’s Gospel directed our attention to the end times and gave us a glimpse of those times, both in terms of the calamities that will befall those who are not ready as well as the promise of safety and security for those who ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 9, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/08/18

My Dear Parish Family,

Last Sunday’s Gospel directed our attention to the end times and gave us a glimpse of those times, both in terms of the calamities that will befall those who are not ready as well as the promise of safety and security for those who ... Read More »