Browsing the March 2019 archive of From the Pastor's Desk

Third Sunday of Lent ~ March 24, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 3/22/19

My Dear Parish Family, Just give me one more chance! Just let me try again! Just let me do that one more time! How often we are the fig tree in the parable, hoping another will coax out of us the fruit we have yet to bear! How ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent ~ March 17, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 3/15/19

My Dear Parish Family,

The Gospel about the transfiguration is a familiar one. The temptation is to all too quickly limit its meaning and power. There is more to this event than a glimpse of future glory. It tells us of what we can expect along the journey ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent ~ March 10, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 3/11/19


My Dear Parish Family, Following his Baptism Jesus is led into the desert for forty days of fasting and prayer. Two other heroes of our faith underwent similar experiences. Before receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, Moses went without food and water for forty days. The prophet ... Read More »

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 3/01/19

My Dear Parish Family, On Wednesday we will enter into the Season of Lent. As we think about what practice of penance we will embrace it is often easier to come up with penances for our spouse, children, colleagues, or friends than it is for ourselves. Jesus knew ... Read More »