Pastor’s Desk – December 5, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Over the past few days, many of us have paid close attention to reports of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. As of this writing, there is one confirmed case in the United States, though that number seems certain to grow. While this is of obvious initial concern, I can’t help […]

Pastor’s Desk – November 26, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Now that Thanksgiving (but hopefully not the leftovers) are behind us, we can turn our attention to the season of Advent. The grace of a new beginning which this season always brings is especially welcome this year. 1) We will begin scheduling lay lectors for Masses on the First Sunday of Advent. […]

Pastor’s Desk – November 19, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, the 34th and final Sunday in Ordinary Time before the First Sunday of Advent, which is also the beginning of the new liturgical year. This transition point is a good time to cover a few matters regarding the liturgy and related matters, some […]

Pastor’s Desk – November 11, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, I write this on the morning of November 11th, Veterans Day, which has an interesting history of its own. Though it was observed in the U.S. by Presidential Proclamation in 1919, and thereafter throughout the country with 2 minutes of silence at 11:00 am, Armistice Day was not declared a federal holiday […]

Pastor’s Desk – November 5, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners,The change of seasons, plus the long-awaited return of rain, is nature’s way of preparing us once again for the beginning of Advent which is three weeks away. One of the graces of celebrating the various liturgical seasons, plus family memories and traditions associated with them, is that these annual events contain elements […]

Pastor’s Desk – October 17, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, I keep wanting to get back to my series describing the Mass and its parts, but each week some topic comes up that I think needs a bit of special attention. This week is no different.Mass Intentions. Just as any person can pray for another person, or for a particular intention, the Church […]

Pastor’s Desk – October 10, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners,    I am happy to report that Fr. Thomas Stuart began offering Masses and ministering in this parish on Wednesday of this past week. Since it is not entirely possible for one priest to cover all of the weekend Masses and other liturgies, it may be another week or 2 before you […]

Pastor’s Desk – Oct. 1, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, I have two bits of very good news. First, our bookkeeper and office manager, Kim Williams, was in the office for two days last week. As her physical therapy allows, she is now recovered to the point that she can return to the office for a significant number of hours per week. We […]

Pastor’s Desk – September 24, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners,I plan to resume my “tour” of the Mass within the next couple of weeks, but first would like to mention a few other important items:Farewell, Fr. Andrew Pacheco: On Sunday, October 3, we will have a final opportunity to bid farewell to Fr. Andrew Pacheco before he leaves for Our Lady of […]

Pastor’s Desk – September 10, 2021

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This week, I have some welcome news, and some not-so-welcome news. The welcome news is that our Office Manager, Kim Williams, continues to recover from her recent stroke with intensive physical therapy. I am happy to report that her progress has been so positive that she will be able to continue her […]