Browsing the 2019 archive of From the Parochial Administrator

Browsing the 2019 archive of From the Parochial Administrator

National Marriage Week

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/09/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It gets confusing many times. There are many days and weeks dedicated to various groups e.g. religious sisters and brothers, the babies, the incarcerated, the environment, days like Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day and, lest I forget, groundhog day. Invariably in ... Read More »

We are the Body of Christ!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/03/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ! This past Sunday St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians (12:12-30) That in the Holy Spirit, we are brought together into the Body of Christ. This is important.  'In the Holy Spirit' who moves us, inspires us, directs us to Christ Jesus and unites us ... Read More »

Carpe Diem

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/27/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters surrounded  by snow! I am celebrating a day of Senior Status as a priest this January 21. This means that I can do my own agenda, enjoy the sun and snow and not have to do anything special. It's great! I recommend it! This message ... Read More »

Let it Snow!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/20/19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! I remember when I was first ordained, I couldn't understand why pastors would take their vacation in January and February. I  loved the snow, the clean  look of earth, the chance to ski, to ... Read More »

Observations on Christmas

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/13/19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, After today's feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we will be back to ordinary time in the Church year. We will observe this until Ash Wednesday when we begin Lent. Today's feast is the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus. As ... Read More »

January 6, 2019

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/04/19

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, What is the magic word? children know it, it is thank you and, sometimes, please. This Christmas season which ends January 13 has given me many blessings as I experienced your faith in action. The advent preparation and all the activities preparing us ... Read More »

December 30, 2018

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/04/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord's family, A little boy was helping his dad with decorating the tree (by now taking it down). He asked his dad: "what does it mean to ignore?" His dad mentioned that it meant not pay attention, to avoid people. The little boy ... Read More »

December 23, 2018

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/04/19

Dear brothers and sisters in God's family,   How to open our hearts as did St. Paul,"it is no longer I who live but Christ who  lives in me." That is the message of Good News for us. I was at the Christmas Play at Resurrection last Sunday. We ... Read More »