Archive for the ‘Pastor Message Archive 2012’ Category

12/30/12 Pastor’s Message

January 7th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Newtown… Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. John 14:1 Psalm 23 The Good Shepherd The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; […]

12/23/12 Pastor’s Message

December 31st, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk “Won’t You Be My Jesus?” A few weeks ago, I heard a musical number on “A Prairie Home Companion” on NPR.  It was composed by Bob Fisher as a homage to Fred Astaire, one of the greatest dancers in show business who ever ‘hoofed’ it on screen.  It was entitled “Will […]

12/16/12 Pastor’s Message

December 24th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . PLEASE!!! Ask most people, and they report that I have many pet peeves.  I admit it, I own them, some for a long time.  One of my biggest pet peeves is when Catholics “give in” to the culture and say “Happy Holidays.”  Those two words, innocent […]

12/09/12 Pastor’s Message

December 17th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk The Echo of the Baptist’s Cry Today we hear the Voice.  The central Advent Voice, the one who calls us to repentance:  John the Baptist.  His voice echoes across the desert, the wastelands, the arid, parched parts of our lives.  John the Baptist dominates the second and third weeks of Advent.  […]

12/02/12 Pastor’s Message

December 10th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk An Advent of Justice We are beginning our new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent today.  Our thoughts and hearts are focused on getting ready for the celebration of the Incarnation, the Day of Christmas.  One scholar  has reflected on this new season:  “In our Advent celebrations, we find […]

11/25/12 Pastor’s Message

December 3rd, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of … The universe Truth and life Holiness and grace Justice, love, and peace If we had more space in this bulletin, we could keep on going, drawing images from Sacred Scriptures, or just from our own prayer life.  We could invite Him to be […]

11/18/12 Pastor’s Message

November 26th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Ask Them for Their Story On Veterans Day I heard a piece on National Public Radio about outreach to veterans who were having difficulty after they came home from war.  Many veterans experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), others substance abuse; homelessness and unemployment often faces them as well.  The speaker […]

11/11/12 Pastor’s Message

November 19th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Salute a Veteran Several years ago, Tom Brokaw wrote a book about “The Greatest Generation,” those World War II veterans who fought so selflessly and humbly to defend the freedoms we enjoy.  Mr. Brokaw chronicled so many veterans’ lives, and told their stories in such vivid detail.  It is a riveting […]

11/04/12 Pastor’s Message

November 14th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Ever New “[I]t is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize.  Today as in the past, He sends us through the highways of the world to proclaim His Gospel to all the peoples of the earth…Through His love, Jesus Christ attracts to Himself the people […]

10/28/12 Pastor’s Message

November 5th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk I Am a Vote. Americans, down through the years of this great country’s history, have:  abused me, demagogued me, sold me, fought and died for me and the right to cast me.  They have cheapened me, elevated me, and used me to elect everyone from the local tax collector to the […]

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