Pastoral Reflections

August 2019

Aug 25

August 25, 2019

The summary of our parish mission is stenciled on the glass in the narthex of the Church: Love God, Love Our Neighbor, Make Disciples. Those words encapsulate what we are called to as a parish community. It is how we live out our baptismal call as a faith community. During the coming pastoral year, both at our school and in our wider parish, we...
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Aug 18

August 18, 2019

Last week we had a wonderful celebration of our Sister Parish. Many thanks to our Sister Parish Committee for wonderful hospitality (including a great Sunday Supper!), the video of the pilgrims’ visit, and the wonderful photo display. I want to offer, again, a special thanks to our pilgrims who gave witness talks about their experience...
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Aug 4

August 4, 2019

Over the past month, it has been a real joy to reconnect full time here at St. Joseph. Knowing that St. Thomas and Our Lady Star of the Sea are in good hands with the leadership of Fr. Raja has made the transition even better for me. I appreciate all the kind thoughts you have shared with me over the past few weeks, and I can tell you I am so...
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