Pastors Desk 01-13-19

The late Nelson Mandela (died December 5, 2013ft, will go down as one of the greatest leaders of this century. He was instrumental in ending apartheid and bringing about a multiracial society in South Africa. Mandela belonged to the Xhosa people, and grew up in the...

Pastors Desk 01-06-19

A survey was made among school children asking the question why they enjoyed reading Harry Potter novels and watching Harry Potter movies. The most common answer was, “Because you never know what’s going to happen next.” This sense of suspense and surprise prompt us...

Pastors Desk 12-30-2018

Pope Francis said that as a child, he heard a story of a family with a mother, father, many children and a grandfather. The grandfather, suffering from Parkinson’s illness, would drop food on the dining table, and smear it all over his face when he ate. His son...

Pastors Desk 12-23-18

There’s a marvelous scene in the Old Testament that sort of illustrates in a very stark fashion something of what is occurring in today’s scriptures. It is the scene where the famous prophet Elijah, being pursued by his enemies, takes refuge in a cave and waits for...

Pastors Desk 12-16-18

Soren Kierkegaard the well-known philosopher of Denmark has a famous fable about geese. The geese in a certain farmyard decided to gather together every seventh day. At that time one of the ganders would mount the fence and preach to his fellow geese about their lofty...

Pastors Desk 8-28-16

Most Rev. Paul-Émile Léger served as  Archbishop of Montreal from 1950 to  1968, and was elevated to the position  of Cardinal in 1953 by Pope Pius XII.  He was one of the most powerful men  in Canada and within the Catholic  Church. He was a man of deep conviction...

Pastors Desk 8-21-16

Some of you remember George Foreman. Foreman is a two-time former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He is also an Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur. Foreman is a colorful character who is probably better known today for...

Pastors Desk 8-14-16

Thanks to the generous monetary  donations of some of our  parishioners we were able to carry  out some of the urgent repair and  maintenance works in our church  that were kept bending for a long  time due to lack of needed finance. But the day to day  running of the...

Pastors Desk 8-7-16

During the last five years, in  addition to meeting the regular  needs of our parish, we have  carried out some important  projects for the good of our parish  community such as Renovation of restrooms = $ 5,000 Repair of the sound system in our church = $ 13,000...

Pastors Desk 7-31-16

At the turn of the century, actress Alla Nazimova was one of this country's earliest stars. Unlike many of her colleagues, Nazimova did not become trapped by a glamorous lifestyle. How did she escape? Her perspective on material things changed the day a fire swept...

Pastors Desk 7-24-16

The Moghul Emperor, Akbar, was one day out hunting in the forest. When it was time for evening prayer he dismounted, spread his mat on the earth and knelt to pray. Now it was precisely at this time that a peasant woman, perturbed by the disappearance of her husband...

Pastors Desk 7-17-16

“Theologian William Stringfellow tells the story of a friend who graduated at the same time as he did from Harvard Law School. This friend accepted a position with a well-known Wall Street firm. The classmate married the summer before he began at the firm. When he...

Pastors Desk 7-10-16

Dr. William Magee Jr. was a plastic surgeon who lived in Norfolk, Va. In 1981, Dr. Magee traveled to the Philippines to operate on children with cleft lips and other facial deformities. Unfortunately, there were so many children with this deformity, a deformity that...

Pastors Desk 7-3-16

The story of St. Philip Neri, who earned the title “Apostle of Rome” in the 16th century, is an example of the missionary zeal demanded by today’s Gospel. Philip came down to Rome in the early 1500s as an immigrant from Florence and a layman. When he arrived, he was...

Pastors Desk 6-26-16

In spite of her successful career, a Catholic executive felt emptiness in her life. One morning, during a breakfast meeting with her marketing consultant, she mentioned that emptiness. “Do you want to fill it?” her colleague asked. “Of course I do,” She said. He...

Pastors Desk 6-19-16

In 1896, after fifteen centuries, Athens renewed the Olympic Games, thus fulfilling the dream of Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France. You can imagine how proud the Greeks were to host the first modern Olympics. You can also imagine how disappointed they were at their...

Pastors Desk 6-12-16

A young man secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars from the business where he was employed. When the shortage was discovered the senior partner called the young man into his office. Immediately he knew he would be fired and sent into prison. His employer...

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