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God Won’t Ask

Pastor’s Column 2nd Sunday Ordinary Time January 20, 2019 This insightful piece was shared with me by a parishioner many years ago and I wanted to pass it on to you with a few updates of my own. Sometimes a different perspective on the teachings of Jesus can make us think a little bit about what our real priorities in life ought to be and if we are overemphasizing only passing things. GOD WON’T ASK what kind of car that you drove – He will ask how many times you used your car for the good of others though. GOD WON’T ASK what the square footage of your house was or its value or view – He will ask how many people felt welcomed when they entered your home though. GOD WON’T ASK what your salary

Interesting Baptism Facts

Pastor’s Column Feast of the Baptism of the Lord January 13, 2019 All of us need a reminder once in a while just what a great gift baptism really is in our lives! Here are a few interesting things about your baptism that you may not have known: The reason Catholics make the sign of the cross is that this is a reminder of our baptism. The priest or deacon makes the sign of the cross on the forehead of the one to be baptized, claiming the child or adult for Christ our Savior by invoking the Holy Trinity. As baptized Christians, we have the Holy Name of God (Father, Son and Spirit) written on our foreheads. We make the sign of the cross reverently as a prayer and a reminder of this very fir

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Pastor’s Column Epiphany January 6, 2019 The Magi were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary, his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:1-12 The story of the Magi which we hear at Epiphany each year is not just a history lesson. Many wonder where the Magi were from, how many or who they really were. But the Magi are not the only seekers of Christ. We are all called to be Magi! We Christians are on a journey to Bethlehem; we are all called to seek the Lord. Indeed, ultimately he is to be found at the end of every person’s journe

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