Browsing the October 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the October 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Responding to an Alarming Trend

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/30/17

   A local funeral director recently shared with me that more and more people are doing nothing to publicly acknowledge and honor a family member who has died. He related that he and other funeral directors are receiving an increasing number of requests to just have the body of the ... Read More »

A Case for Participating in Eucharistic Adoration

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/22/17

   We live in a highly function-driven society. This has its proper place. We have tasks to perform for the common good in which we need what others have to offer and others rely upon what we have to contribute.     In our function driven world, we can slip into the ... Read More »

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

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/22/17

   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 »

Trancending the Separation between Church and State in our Country

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/10/17

   As I reviewed the Mass intention schedule recently at Resurrection Parish, I noticed that a Mass intention was listed as follows: Special Intention: President Donald Trump. I was overwhelmed with tears of gratitude and joy as I prepared to celebrate Mass for this intention. I do not know how ... Read More »

The Spiritual Nature of All that We are About

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 10/01/17

   Many of us identify spiritual activities with actions such as celebrating Mass, learning more about our Faith and reaching out to others in a variety of ways. Sometimes, people are upset when the topic of money comes up in church. For a number of persons, how we relate ... Read More »