Browsing the December 2015 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the December 2015 archive of From the Pastor

A Common Yearning

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/27/15

   Many of our families are ecumenical. This means that we have immediate family members and/or relatives who belong to other Christian faith communities. Opportunities for non-Catholic persons who have been baptized in other Christian traditions to explore the Catholic Faith are to be offered at both St. Mary and ... Read More »

A Christmas Greeting

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/18/15

   What a blessed privilege it will be to celebrate our Savior’s Birthday this coming Friday! Because in Jesus, God has chosen to place Himself in our shoes, we can go forward with the assurance that we are never alone. Loneliness can drain us. Apart from an awareness of our ... Read More »

A Gracious Offer

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/15/15

   For many of us, this is a very hectic time of the year. Factors such as the following contribute to the stress that several experience. For one, many of our normal tasks and responsibilities still need to be done. As adults, we still have to go to work ... Read More »

Providing a Gift That Continues to Give

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/05/15

   At this time, many of us wrestle with ourselves about what we can give to others, especially to persons who are dear to us, for Christmas. Oftentimes,  we think about items that can be purchased. We want to give things that our recipients will enjoy, need or use. Some ... Read More »