Browsing the November 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the November 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Taking to Heart What is Offered

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/29/17

     I am grateful that there are a number of parishes in our area where people can gather to celebrate Mass on weekends. This is said because I assume that when Resurrection or St. Mary’ parishioners are not present at weekend Masses in our respective parishes, they are attending ... Read More »

A Goal Toward Which Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving Directs Us

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/22/17

   We all have down times in our lives. Perhaps we wish that we could be in the shoes of others. From our vantage point, others seem to be so much better off than are we. They enjoy good health, are endowed with skills for which they are generously compensated, ... Read More »

Whetting our Appetites to Fight Against Pornography

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/12/17

   In September, our Diocese hosted a well-attended conference entitled, Reclaiming Hearts for Christ, “Exposing the Lie of Pornography.” Pornography gravely distorts the meaning and purpose of sex in our culture. Reports indicate that many Christians agree that pornography is a problem in their own homes. It has been ... Read More »

Purgatory: A Reality that is Consistent with Life as We Experience This

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/06/17

   During the month of November, our attention is drawn to a truth of our Faith that we profess in the Apostles’ Creed: “We believe in the communion of saints.” On All Saints’ Day, we honor the holy persons of all time who are now with the Lord in ... Read More »