Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/31/20

When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up the mountain, and after He had sat down, His disciples came to Him. He began to teach them. ~ Matthew 5:1-2

As schools in the area begin the delicate and challenging work of education once again for the Fall semester, let ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/24/20

Driving around town, I frequently see bumper stickers touting “Salt Life”. While I’m not much of a beach person myself, I certainly acknowledge the joy and peace that comes from relaxing with one’s toes in the sand with sunshine overhead. It reminds us of the need to rest. Mankind ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/19/20

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul was celebrated by the Church on June 29. These two pillars of the Catholic Christian Church and Faith are always celebrated together. Pope Francis’ homily for that day has two themes that are very pressing for out times: Unity and Prophecy. I ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/12/20

The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul was celebrated by the Church on June 29. These two pillars of the Catholic Christian Church and Faith are always celebrated together. Pope Francis’ homily for that day has two themes that are very pressing for out times: Unity and Prophecy. I ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 7/05/20

Learn more about Religious Freedom at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Every institution is inspired, at least implicitly, by a vision of man and his destiny, from which it derives the point of reference for its judgment, its hierarchy of values, its line of conduct. Most ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/28/20

Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, celebrates Religious Freedom Week. All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. All ... Read More »

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/21/20

You will note that I begin wearing the Green again this Sunday. Yes, I know it’s not St Patrick’s day! We’ve returned fully into Ordinary Time. By Ordinary, we don’t mean normal. While things are reopening and progress is being made, it’s hard to say yet it is normal. ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/10/20

Having experienced the great “Eucharistic Fast” from the COVID Pandemic (a fast some of our sisters and brothers are still enduring, mind you), I can only hope that this year’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (aka, Corpus Christi) has even more significance. Precisely because ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 6/07/20

Presiding at Mass by myself or preaching to the iPad for the Sunday livestream Mass was a challenge. I had many email/call me recognizing that ‘It must be hard.’ It was hard. Liturgy means “work of the people”. So, not having people present, in some way diminishes (if that ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Kelli Reutman on 5/31/20

Hiding behind a locked door for day after day – staying home and sheltering in place – together with their ‘brothers’ praying, waiting, discussing, pointing fingers, trying to remain patient and at peace, scared, confused, wondering what is next, on the lookout, unsure…. No, I’m not discussing the last ... Read More »

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