Pastoral Reflections

November 2018

Nov 19

November 25, 2018

The news from the U.S. Bishops meeting last week, as well as the news from our own Archdiocese was surprising and concerning. As you may know, the Vatican intervened at the Bishops’ meeting and asked the U.S. Bishops not to vote on any concrete actions regarding clergy sexual abuse until after the February meeting in Rome of the presidents...
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Nov 8

November 11, 2018

Over the past two weeks, we have heard about our stewardship of treasure renewal campaign in all three of our communities of St. Joseph, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Our Lady Star of the Sea. Witness speakers have shared what it means to embrace giving, to embrace stewardship as a way of life. Our hope is that, through the witness of these fellow...
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Nov 1

November 4, 2018

As we enter into this month of November, we join the Holy Father in his universal intention for November: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict. Each Sunday we gather and hear God’s word of love proclaimed to us in word and sacrament. The Sunday Mass is our school of prayer, and our school...
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