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

From the Pastor's Desk ~ April 28 - 29, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/26/18

My Dear Parish Family,

A well and appealing landscape takes many hours of work. Left without care, the shrubs become unkempt, the grass looks like hay, the flowers become bland. Cutting back, cutting down, cutting away is what brings out the beauty of a landscape. This kind of work ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ April 21 - 22, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/26/18

My Dear Parish Family,

This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus has proven his trustworthiness as a Good Shepherd. He has already laid down his life for the sheep. He has done this freely in response to the Father’s command and love. What is the command Jesus received from ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ April 14 - 15, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/26/18

My Dear Parish Family,

Why think about sins and forgiveness during Easter time? It might seem strange to us. Easter is a joyful time to celebrate new Life! It is thus surprising that repentance and forgiveness figure so prominently in all three readings assigned to this Third Sunday of ... Read More »

From the Pastor's Desk ~ April 7 - 8, 2018

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/26/18

My Dear Parish Family,

Belief always goes beyond what we can prove, and often means we must go out on a limb. Belief in the risen Lord means that we die to self so that we can encounter the risen Jesus around us. The challenge of this Gospel is ... Read More »