Pastor’s Column 1st Sunday of Advent November 28, 2021 “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that they catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” Luke 21:34-26 Our Lord urges us this Sunday to remai
Pastor’s Column Solemnity of Christ the King November 21, 2021 “For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” from John 18:33-37 Jesus Christ is the Truth of the World. He is the One through whom everything was created, through whom everything is sustained. God alone has life within himself: everything else has life through him, borrowed from him. We are created beings. God know
Pastor’s Column 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 14, 2021 “Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near.
In the same way, when you see these things happening, know that he is near, at the very gates.” (from Mark 13:24-32) Our lives can change very quickly. Certain moments are “hinges”–periods of life where things change radically, and they often happen without much warning (think COVID). Yet, we can b
Pastor’s Column 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 7, 2021 “…but she, from her poverty, contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” Mark 12:44 I love the story of the widow’s mite. Have you ever wondered where Jesus sat when he went to the synagogue? Well, this time he sat near the collection box and watched people making their contributions! If someone next to you in church made a point to see what you had written on your envelope, this would be considered very rude,