Pastor's Column

September 2020

Sep 27

September 27, 2020

In his 2013 Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis writes, “each Christian and every community must discern the path that the Lord points out, but all of us are asked to obey his call to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the “peripheries” in need of the light of the Gospel”...
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Sep 20

September 20, 2020

The summary of our parish mission statement is that we are called to Love God, Love Our Neighbor, and Make Disciples. During this time of pandemic, the struggle for racial equality, the staggering losses from wildfires, and a divisive election season, it is more important than ever that we strive to respond to that call. To see our role as...
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Sep 13

September 13, 2020

In last week’s Bulletin Column I reflected on how, if we keep our gaze fixed on Jesus, amazing things can emerge in the most challenging times. That has certainly been true for me and for our parish. I have been truly amazed at the faithfulness of you, our parishioners. From the very beginning of the pandemic and the lockdown that began...
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Sep 6

September 6, 2020

Our celebration of Labor Day this weekend marks the unofficial end to summer and the start of fall. Even though the weather reflects that we are still in astronomical summer until September 21, our thinking about the calendar shifts this weekend. Summer is over in terms of how we think of “summer break,” and the work of fall has...
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