Recently some email providers, including Google’s Gmail, have made their filters more sensitive to mass emails. This has resulted in our parish emails ending up in the spam, junk, or “promotional” inboxes for many of our parishioners. IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE PARISH EMAILS, TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS! Add our “From” address ( [...]

Pastor’s Pen 11.5.21

I started this article intending to comment on the 15 delegates representing the Jesuits at COP26, the UN Conference on Climate Change currently under way, addressing the most critical challenge facing humankind today and expressing our Jesuit commitment to Pope Francis’s call to “Care for our Common Home.” But then another Jesuit story line unfolded [...]

What has SSPP done to shrink its carbon footprint?

SSPP – Sustainability Efforts 1) LED Lighting   An ongoing objective of the Parish Facilities Team is to equip the SSPP campus with LED lighting. LED bulbs are presently installed in the following places: Church Hallway sconces, side entrance track lighting, lighting on pillars illuminating side and main altars, vestibule chandelier. Parish Office area    Second [...]

Pastor’s Pen 10.22.21

Silence. Maybe that’s not the most engaging way to begin an article!  But it is a crucial cornerstone of a robust spiritual life. Silence is the gateway to our interior world, to the inner spiritual landscape where we encounter our Creator at the roots of our own life.  Countless spiritual guides across the ages and [...]