Pastoral Reflections

September 2019

Sep 26

September 29, 2019

Today is Commitment Sunday for us. Today, after discerning where the Lord is calling us, we make a commitment to sharing our time and talent here in our parish. The commitment we make is rooted in a deeper commitment, a pledge to love God above all things because he has first loved us. You and I strive to honor that relationship and to stand in...
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Sep 18

September 22, 2019

Last week we gathered for two parish conversations around the future of our parish. I was excited to engage some 240 parishioners on Monday, September 9 and Sunday, September 16. These two gatherings gave us a good start to our discernment process. We gathered to discuss the state of our parish - where we’ve been and where we are today -...
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Sep 11

September 15, 2019

Over the past several weeks we have been inviting you to join us for a parish conversation around our future. We had our first gathering last Monday night and nearly 150 people attended. Our second one is today (Sunday afternoon, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm). First I want to thank those of you who came last Monday night and those who will come this...
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Sep 5

September 8, 2019

As we prepare for our two parish gatherings for a conversation about our future, there are six clarity questions that leadership on our staff and Pastoral Council have found beneficial. I described the first three of those questions in some detail in last week’s column. This week, I want to unpack the last three clarity questions. Let me...
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Sep 1

September 1, 2019

As we prepare for our two parish gatherings for a conversation about our future, there are six clarity questions that leadership on our staff and our Pastoral Council have found beneficial. These questions have helped us, and we pray that they will help our whole parish, as we discern where the Lord is calling us. Please remember that our two...
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