Monthly Archives: October 2018

Week of November 4, 2018

Below are some notes taken at the Town Hall meeting to address the sex-abuse crisis in the Church.  The Pastoral Council is grateful to our diocesan Office of Child & Youth Protection (OCYP) for facilitating this meeting and providing helpful information. Carrie Cooper, the Director of the OCYP, opened the meeting noting that this is […]

Week of October 28, 2018

Jesus, son of David, have pity on me. Mk. 10:47 Sister Mary McGlone tells a story of an experience she had while she was in Ecuador. Last year I went on a minibus ride with clients of a center for people with disabilities in Ecuador.  Sitting next to me was Letitia, a petite, wrinkled and […]

Week of October 21, 2018

My thanks to Rob Rastorfer for his talk on stewardship.  He challenged us in how we use our gifts to make our parish stronger.  What if everyone in our parish was involved in one way?  What kind of church could we build if we did that?  Then Rob ended with the following thought. “One final […]

Week of October 14, 2018

In today’s Gospel a man runs up to Jesus and asks him, “…what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  A good question.  Jesus points him to God’s commands and he concentrates on those that deal with justice in human relationships. You shall not kill You shall not commit adultery You shall not steal You […]

Week of October 7, 2018

October is Respect Life Month. In 1531, when the indigenous peoples of Mexico were subjugated and the practice of human sacrifice was still a recent memory, the Mother of God appeared to St. Juan Diego as a pregnant native woman, now known as Our Lady of Guadalupe. She sent him with miraculous flowers in his […]