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

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 1, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/30/19

My Dear Parish Family, Little children beg to sit next to Grandma and Grandpa at holiday meals. Why? Because they want to be near those who love them and who shower them with attention and gifts. At Jesus’ “wedding banquet,” should we not all be clamoring to sit ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 11, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/08/19

My Dear Parish Family, We live by the clock. Time is money. We calculate time minutely because of overfilled schedules, too little sleep, too many demands. We hardly have the time to consider our responses – we just go, go, go. This Sunday’s Gospel contrasts calculating time with ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 4, 2019

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/02/19

My Dear Parish Family,

In this life, what do we need? Food, clothing, and shelter readily come to mind. But how much of these necessities of life do we really need? It is easy to confuse wants with needs, greed and security. This Sunday’s Gospel challenges us to ... Read More »