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From the Pastor: Welcome to the Desert

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The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent is always the story of the Temptation of Christ. Jesus goes into the desert to fast and pray for 40 days. This is clearly the biblical model for our season of Lent. But, we also see the Great Flood, which lasted for 40 days, the Hebrews wandering […]

From the Pastor: Pray for America

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As we have to submit our bulletin material early in the week, I have no idea how things are progressing in the Senate trial of President Trump. It is scheduled to start tomorrow. My concern is that we remain in a very precarious moment in our national history. Will we discover our “better angels,” as […]

From the Pastor: Impeachment 2.0

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Following the insurrection of January 6, President Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives, largely on a partisan basis, although a few Republicans did join in supporting the impeachment. An impeachment is essentially the same as an indictment. It must be followed up by a trial to determine whether or not to convict. The […]

From the Pastor: We Are All Beginners in Prayer

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This week I will begin my next series of talks. Unfortunately, we cannot meet in person for these, so they will be presented virtually, on the parish website and on our FaceBook page. I really miss having a congregation present when I am giving my talks. It is certainly not the same when I am […]

From the Pastor: March for Life Goes Virtual This Year

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The actual date of the Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade was this past Friday, January 22, but because of the Inauguration of President Biden, the date for the March for Life was moved to this coming Friday, January 29. Due to the lockdown of the capitol, the entire March this year will be done […]

From the Pastor: Martin Luther King’s Message More Relevant Than Ever

by cduesing

Throughout his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. strove to bring about justice through peace. He taught his followers that they must obey the commandment of Jesus that we are to love our enemies and pray for our persecutors. He believed that the healing of the racial divisions and the racial injustice in this country […]

From the Pastor: The Epiphany Is Our Story

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I have always been fascinated by the Wise Men, or Magi, or Astrologers as they are often called. What they are not called in the Scriptures is Kings. That is an understandable error which I will explain in a bit. Most scholars believe that they are from Persia, which is modern day Iran. The religion […]

From the Pastor: Let’s Give Joseph His Due

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This Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Jesus and Mary usually get most of the attention, and poor Joseph is usually in the shadows. I hope that in this coming year, as we celebrate the Year of Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, a bit more light […]

From the Pastor: The Promise is Fulfilled

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The readings for this Fourth Sunday of Advent are particularly rich. The First Reading, from the Second Book of Samuel, tells the story of the great promise that God made to King David that is known as the Great Messianic Promise. We hear, “I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, […]

From the Pastor: Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to everyone! We especially greet those of you who are guests, visiting with us. Unfortunately, because of the restrictions due to the pandemic, our availability is far less than normal. I hope that any inconvenience you experience will not keep you from visiting us again in the future. We all hope that by […]

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