Browsing the October 2016 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the October 2016 archive of From the Pastor

Counseling the Doubtful

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/31/16

   During the present Jubilee Year of Mercy in our Diocese, we are focusing on the Spiritual Works of Mercy. This weekend, our attention is directed to our mission to Counsel the Doubtful.    We cannot share with others what we ourselves don’t have. If we doubt our own value and ... Read More »

Continuing to Express Our Vibrancy as a Parish Faith Community

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/23/16

    What a blessing it was earlier this month that Resurrection Parish was able to host the Mission entitled, “The Holy Year of Mercy.” No one is to be excluded from receiving the Lord’s mercy. The Lord counts on each of us to extend His mercy in the settings ... Read More »

A Parish-Wide Process: Recommending Persons to Serve on Pastoral Council

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/17/16

   In the life of our parish communities, the Pastoral Council plays an important, unique role. Based upon the Mission Statement of the parish, the Pastoral Council, working with the Pastor, plans for the spiritual growth of our parish community. It is vital that the members of the Pastoral ... Read More »

What Forgiveness Does and Does Not Do

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/08/16

   The most powerful expression of God’s Mercy corresponds to our greatest need, that of forgiveness. Apart from experiencing forgiveness, we are not free to go forward in a healthy way with our lives. We are in a rut.    In gaining for us the forgiveness of all of our sins ... Read More »

A Vital Facet of Respecting Human Life

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/03/16

   This is being observed as “Respect for Life” weekend. On August 30th, about 365 persons in leadership roles across our Diocese attended a Conference with the theme, “Reflecting the Face of Mercy.” One of three specific areas in which all of us are challenged to reach out to ... Read More »