Pastor’s Desk 07-21-2019

A true story is told about an advertising executive at Reader’s Digest, who found her emptiness filled in by prayer, listening to God, as Mary did in today’s Gospel. In spite of her successful career, she had felt emptiness in her life. One morning, during a breakfast...

Pastor’s Desk 07-14-2019

Niemoeller was a German Lutheran pastor who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp in Dachau in 1938. Amazingly, he survived the prison camp experience and was set free by the Allied Troops in 1945. Out of that horrible experience, Niemoeller...

Pastor’s Desk 06-30-2019

One leader in the Old Testament who possessed both expressive and instrumental leadership abilities was Josiah (2 Kings 22-23). King Josiah was a great leader. When he came to the throne of Judah at age eight, the nation was essentially pagan. Heathen altars stood on...

Pastor’s Desk 06-22-2019

Throughout the history of the Church , God has made the power of the Eucharist clear in many ways. For example, some of the saints have gone for long periods of their lives in which their only food was the Eucharist. I know it sounds hard to believe. If there were...

Pastor’s Desk 06-16-2019

Three Russian monks lived in a faraway Island. Nobody ever went there. However, one day their bishop decided to make a pastoral visit to learn more about their religious life. But when he arrived he discovered that they did not know even the Lord’s Prayer. So he spent...

Pastor’s Desk 6-14-15

Last two weekends we had two important events taking place in our church campus. The first one was the Parish Dinner Dance which was held on May 30th 2015. Since the time I have taken charge as the Pastor of St. Joachim parish, this event has been organized every year...

Pastor’s Desk 6-7-15

One of the things that make me so sad and angry is when a parishioner of ours comes and reports that his or her car has been broke opened by someone and his or her valuables have been stolen from the car. Unfortunately, this type of incidents had been happening in our...

Pastor’s Desk 5-31-15

The late Cardinal Cushing told of an occasion when he was administering last rites to a man who had collapsed in a general store. Following his usual custom, he knelt by the man and asked, "Do you believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?" The...

Pastor’s Desk 5-24-15

Once, a mother took a five- year-old son with her to a concert by Ignace Paderewski, the great Polish pianist. The mother and her son got their seats close to the stage. Then the mother met her old friend and got involved talking with her. She failed to notice that...

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,...