Pastoral Reflections

December 2019

Dec 19

December 22, 2019

In last week’s Gospel we heard John the Baptist’s disciples ask Jesus, “Are you the one…or should we look for another?” As we celebrate this Fourth Sunday of Advent and prepare for our Christmas celebrations beginning on Tuesday night, the answer to that question is at the heart of what we celebrate. We believe...
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Dec 12

December 15, 2019

Last week at Family Faith Formation, Tracy posed a question toward the end of the adult session. She asked, “How do you bring the light of Christ to the world?” It was a great question and the people at the table I joined shared very practical, day-to-day ways that they bring that light of Christ into their relationships. The...
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Dec 5

December 8, 2019

As we gather for the Second Sunday of Advent, I am so grateful for all of you. Your generosity over the years has made this beautiful campus possible. For the past three weeks, we worshipped in a space that has been used for so many wonderful parish events over the past 11 years. And for these past three weeks, we have celebrated God’s...
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Dec 1

December 1, 2019

What do you hope for? That is the fundamental question of Advent. As we enter into this season of hope, the scriptures and our liturgies help to shape our hopes and place them in a wider context of God’s hope for us and for our world. The Prophet Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Mary are central figures in our journey of hope these next four...
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