Pastor’s Desk 02-10-2019

One of the few creatures on earth that can out - jump Michael Jordan is the Impala. This is an African deer with a supercharged spring. It has a vertical leap of over 10 feet and can broad - jump over 30 feet. You would think that the zoos of the world would find it...

Pastors Desk 02-03-19

John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States and the son of a former President, reportedly said that he would rather clean filth from the streets than be President. Scripture tells us that most of the prophets shared John Quincy Adams ’ feeling of...

Pastors Desk 01-27-2019

In 1835, Elijah Lovejoy saw a man lynched. It changed his life. He cut back on his career as a Presbyterian pastor and as a schoolteacher. He went back to his earlier training as a newspaper editor and began to write anti-slavery tracts. He delivered speeches and...

Pastors Desk 01-20-19

Johnny Carson (who hosted the Tonight Show for 30 yearsft, was interviewing an eight-year-old boy one night. The young man was asked to appear on the Late Show because he had rescued two friends from a coal mine outside his hometown in West Virginia. As Johnny...

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...

Pastor’s Desk 5-17-15

While Fr. Antony is on vacation we are printing a past article that Father had written. A Pastor once traveling in a plane describes a beautiful episode. It was a long fight and there was the sign of a storm and all were asked to fasten their seat belts. Then, after a...

Pastor’s Desk 5-10-15

While Father is on Vacation, we are printing a past Mother’s Day Pastor’s Desk — Happy Mother’s Day!! My mom only had one eye. I hated her.... She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family. There was this one day during...

Pastor’s Desk 5-3-15

Some years ago in the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland, the members of one of the large Presbyterian churches decided to undertake a religious census among some 2000 homes in their district. When the results were in, the pastor of the church found himself seated at...

Pastor’s Desk 4-26-15

One census taker went to the home of a rather poor family in the mountains of West Virginia to     gather information. He asked the mother how many dependents she had. She began, "Well, there is  Rosie, and Billy, and Lewella, Susie, Harry, and Jeffrey. There's...

Pastor’s Desk 4-19-15

Egyptian pyramids are world-famous as one of the “seven Wonders” of the ancient world. But they are actually gigantic tombs containing the           mummified bodies of Egyptian        Pharaohs. Westminster Abby is        famous, and thousands visit it because the...

Pastor’s Desk 3-29-15

Rome was celebrating its temporary victory over Alaric the Goth in its usual manner, by watching gladiators fight to the death in the arena, when suddenly there was an interruption. A rudely robed figure boldly leaped down into the arena. Telemachus was one of the...

Pastor’s Desk 3-22-15

For a Catholic, there is nothing more precious than the Communion. Because we firmly believe that what is consecrated on the altar, what the priest gives to us at the time of communion, what we hold in our hand and what we consume is the body and the blood of Jesus....

Pastor’s Desk 3-15-15

On the southern border of the Persian empire of Cyrus, there lived a great chieftain named Cagular who tore to shreds and completely defeated the various detachments of Cyrus’ army sent to subdue him. Finally the emperor, amassing his whole army, marched down,...

Pastor’s Desk 3-8-15

The Diocese of Oakland under the leadership of the present bishop Most Rev. Michael Barber SJ has begun a Capital Campaign for the entire diocese of Oakland. This capital campaign is mainly to raise money to support the various programs of the diocese with a long time...

Pastor’s Desk 3-1-15

There is nothing more heartening for a writer than to see what he writes is eagerly read by the people. Many times I was stopped on the way by Spanish speaking parishioners of ours to say how much they enjoy reading the Pastor’s desk in our parish bulletin. Some of...

Pastor’s Desk 2-22-15

We have begun the season of lent. During this season many of us have the habit of giving up something as a Lenten sacrifice. Recently I read an article in which Mr. Jackson Craig Gates writes about things that we can give up during the season of lent. I think they are...

Pastor’s Desk 2-15-15

In 1981 Peter Cropper, a British violinist, was invited to Finland to play a special concert. As a personal favor to Peter, the Royal Academy of Music lent him their priceless 285-year old Stradivarius to use in the concert. This rare instrument takes it name from the...

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