Pastor’s Pen: 6.28.2024

Pastor’s Pen – June 28, 2024 Don’t miss the annual celebration of our parish patronal feast day this Sunday! The 11:00 liturgy of Saints Peter and Paul will be followed by a parish picnic in the courtyard.  It will also be your final opportunity to say thanks to Lydia Maola, our Operations Director who has [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 6.14.2024

Father’s Day Let me extend my wishes for a Happy Father’s Day!  But more than good wishes, I also pray for the fathers, especially the men in our parish who are currently raising children.  There are many indicators that men face pressures and challenges today that exceed those of previous generations. And yet studies from [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 5.17.2024

Pentecost Spirit We have finally arrived at the culmination and goal of the Easter Season, the feast of Pentecost. The narrative of this feast tells of the time when Easter finally “landed,” when its power and grace were received by the disciples.  Of the four gospel writers, Luke is the only one who makes a [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 5.3.2024

Pastor’s Pen – May 3, 2024 NEWS Congratulations and prayers for MaryAnne who will make her First Communion this Sunday.  Her parents (Goretski) and grandparents (Nordmoe) are parishioners here at Ss. Peter and Paul.  The Easter season – when we especially contemplate the presence of the Risen Lord among us – is the traditional time [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 3.22.2024

Pastor’s Pen – March 22, 2024 This Sunday we begin the greatest week of the church year with Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.  It is the greatest week because it provides us with an extended and in-depth contemplation of what we celebrate every Sunday: the death and resurrection of Jesus, leading to the outpouring [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 3.1.2024

Genesis 1:28: “Be fertile and multiply…”                 We have been blessed with a rapid rise in the number of young children in our parish. What a wonderful sign of new life and promise – and as I said in my homily on the Feast of the Holy Family, what a sign of the courage and [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 2.2.2024

Pastor’s Pen – February 2, 2024 Today is the feast of the Presentation of Mary, also known as Candlemas.  It is the symbolic half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.  So hang on… we’re half way there to spring! Lent is coming, with Ash Wednesday beginning that holy season on February 14 [...]

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Pastor’s Pen: 1.19.2024

Pastor’s Pen – January 19, 2024 We didn’t have any snow at Christmas this year, but we’re sure getting it now.  In harmony with that late flow of the snow, I want to take this late opportunity to reflect on the communal “listening” we undertook in Advent prior to Christmas, even though the liturgical season [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 12.15.23

In this final eNews before the holidays, I want to extend my Christmas greetings to all those who read this column – May our hearts find their way to the light and joy of Jesus in this sacred season! Those words are easy to say, but challenging to live given all the darkness we can [...]

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Pastor’s Pen 12.1.23

CURRENT EVENTS Today I would like to invite you all to participate in our spirituality program for this Advent season, as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of Christmas. It’s easy! – all you have to do is show up at church on Sunday, and – as the Advent Scripture says – STAY AWAKE! [...]

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