Pastor’s Desk 03-10-2019

A mother camel and her baby are talking one day and the baby camel asks, “Mom, why have we got these huge three-toed feet?” The mother replies, “To enable us trek across the soft sand of the desert without sinking.” “And why have we got these long, heavy eyelashes?”...

Pastors Desk 03-03-2019

A few years back the diocese of Oakland sent people to make a study of the various facilities in our campus such as the Church, the School, the gym and hall. The purpose of the study was to find out the facilities available, the way they are used for various purposes,...

Pastor’s Desk 02-24-19

In his autobiography, “The Story of My Experiments with Truth,” Mahatma Gandhi mentions the “Sermon on the Mount” as one of the main religious works that inspired him to search for ways of bringing about political freedom for India by non violent resistance to...

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 12-24-17

The FBI agents conducted a raid in a psychiatric hospital in Santiago that was under investigation for medical insurance fraud. After hours of reviewing thousands of medical records, the dozens of agents were terribly hungry. The chief in charge of the investigation...

Pastors Desk 12-17-17

The third Sunday of Advent is called “Gaudete Sunday” because the Mass for today (in its original Latin text), begins with the opening antiphon: “Gaudete in Domino semper” -“Rejoice in the Lord always.” To remind ourselves that we are preparing for the very joyful...

Pastors Desk 12-10-17

Not too many years ago, newspapers carried the story of Al Johnson, a Kansas man who repented of his sins and chose Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. What made his story so remarkable was the fact that, as a result of his newfound Faith in Christ, he confessed to a...

Pastors Desk 12-03-17

Years ago, when 20th Century Fox advertised in the New York papers to fill a vacancy in its sales force, one applicant replied: "I am at present selling furniture at the address below. You may judge my ability as a salesman if you will stop in to see me at anytime,...

Pastors Desk 11-26-17

The black man standing in the arena was an affront to Der Fuehrer's authority. The scene was the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. The black man was Jesse Owens of The Ohio State University representing the USA. He was aptly called "the fastest human alive."...

Pastors Desk 11-19-17

Antonio Stradivari was born in Cremona, Italy, in 1644. Because Antonio’s voice was high and squeaky, he did not pass the audition for the Cremona Boys’ Choir. When he took violin lessons, the neighbors persuaded his parents to make him stop. Yet Antonio still wanted...

Pastors Desk 11-12-17

In April, 1988 the evening news reported the sad story of a photographer who was also a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with several other skydivers and filmed the group as they individually dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. As the video...

Pastors Desk 11-05-17

A man, returning from a business trip, was met at the airport gate by his wife. They walked from the gate together and were standing waiting for the baggage to be unloaded. An extremely attractive stewardess walked by. Suddenly, the man came to life. Beaming, he said...

Pastors Desk 10-29-17

There is a legend handed down from the early Church about John, the beloved disciple of Jesus. Of the twelve original apostles, only John lived to a ripe old age. In his later years, not only his body but also his eyesight and his mind began to fail him. Eventually,...

Pastors Desk 10-22-17

Last year St. Joachim parish Fall Festival was organized for two days in front of the Parish Hall. The Knights of Columbus were in charge of the festival and put in a lot of hard work to make it a success. Their hard work brought in $14,071 to the parish fund....

Pastors Desk 10-15-17

At the end of World War II, the Russian head-of-state gave an elaborate banquet to honor the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Russians arrived in their best formal wear -- military dress uniforms -- but their honored guest did not. Churchill arrived...

Pastors Desk 10-08-17

There was a legend, well-known in New Testament times, that in the building of God’s Temple by Solomon most of the stones were of the same size and shape. One stone arrived, however, that was different from the others. The builders took one look at it and said, "This...