Pastoral Reflections

July 2019

Jul 28

July 28, 2019

Just as the summer provides a different pace in our family lives, it also provides a different pace in the life of our parish. I would like to highlight some of the events we have experienced this summer or are looking forward to experiencing.  The summer began with our annual Vacation Bible School. The theme of this year’s VBS was...
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Jul 21

July 21, 2019

In this space last week I noted how central Sunday Mass is for us Catholics. We really can’t be “all in, all the way” and see gathering every Sunday for Mass as optional. In addition to being present for Mass, the Lord calls us to allow the sacred actions of the liturgy to shape and form us. Such willingness to allow the Lord...
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Jul 14

July 14, 2019

In last week’s bulletin column and in my preaching the last couple of weeks, I have used the phrase “all in, all the way” to describe the commitment Jesus calls for in his followers. Over the course of the summer, we are reading from that section of Luke’s Gospel where Jesus is forming his disciples as he makes his way to...
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Jul 7

July 7, 2019

In the Sunday Gospel over the course of this summer we will hear Jesus’ ongoing formation of his disciples as he makes his way to Jerusalem. Last week St. Luke told us that Jesus “resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem.” This is a significant new stage in the ministry of Jesus as told to us in the Gospel of Luke. This...
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