Pastoral Reflections

June 2019

Jun 30

June 30, 2019

Today marks the end of four years of St. Thomas Aquinas, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Joseph sharing one pastor and one parochial vicar. I think I can speak for Fr. Michael when I say this is a bittersweet time for both of us, and for our communities. It is sweet because Fr. Michael will do what he came here to do – get prepared and...
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Jun 9

June 9, 2019

Here is the fifth in our series of columns by pilgrims reflecting on our trip to the Dominican Republic, March 29-April 7. Today's reflections come from St. Joseph parishioner, Jared Perez. In the Dominican Republic, I visited two regions with drastically different climates ranging from hot sunny days in the lowlands, to cool foggy nights high...
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Jun 2

June 2, 2019

Here is the fourth in our series of columns reflecting on our trip to the Dominican Republic. Today's reflections come from David Lester, our Pastoral Assistant for Social Concerns Ministry and the organizer of our trip.  The Dominican Republic has been a second home to me since I first arrived there in 2005. The people in the communities...
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