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

Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 28, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/26/19

My Dear Parish Family, The disciples cowered behind locked doors, fearful that Jesus’ fate would be theirs. We, too, often cower behind locked doors – locked minds, locked hearts – and are fearful of stepping into the unknown, often holding ourselves back from new experiences, new joys, new life. ... Read More »

Easter ~ April 21, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/16/19

My Dear Parish Family, Adults often run with purpose: they jog for exercise, run when they see a toddler about to wander onto a busy street, run down to a trauma center hall toward a loved one. In the Gospel Peter and John ran with a purpose, too: ... Read More »

Palm Sunday ~ April 14, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/16/19

My Dear Parish Family, For most of us Holy Week unfolds like many other weeks; we still contend with work, school, preparing meals, doing laundry, cranky folks, the usual triumphs and setbacks. Palm Sunday begins an extraordinary week – a week that concentrates in a few days the ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent ~ March 31, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 4/01/19

  My Dear Parish Family, This Fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally called “Laetare Sunday,” from the Latin meaning “to rejoice” or “to be joyful.” This is a perfect Sunday on which to proclaim this Gospel about the Prodigal Son. The father is so joyful at his son’s return ... Read More »