Browsing the May 2017 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the May 2017 archive of From the Pastor

A Neat Custom

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/30/17

   From time to time, a married couple will ask me if we could arrange to have a special blessing for them within Mass on the occasion of a milestone wedding anniversary, such as for their 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th, or 65th anniversary. On behalf of the Church, I am ... Read More »

Is Everyone's Business No One's Business?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/24/17

   A practical way in which we are experiencing the effect of the shortage of priests is in the less than ideal weekend Mass schedule that we have between Resurrection and St. Mary Parishes. Many other parishes in our Diocese are in the same boat.    Most of us acknowledge ... Read More »

Making the Church Our Own

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/24/17

We live in a transient society. People move in and out of our communities on a regular basis. Even if we don’t move from our community, we advance in age. All of us are affected by change.    In an ever-changing world, the Church remains for each of us as ... Read More »

Similarities and Differences Between Academic and Spiritual Formation

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 5/08/17

With the reception of Holy Communion for the first time this weekend by a number of children in both St. Mary and Resurrection Parishes, the season of structured religious formation for many of our children concludes. We are  also approaching the end of another school year. Both the school ... Read More »

Exercising Our Easter Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/30/17

   In the manner in which we relate to matters pertaining to our own deaths, we have an excellent opportunity to witness to our Faith in the Risen Christ. As a way of honoring a person who has died and as an opportunity to witness to our belief in ... Read More »

The Reality of Sin in the Setting of Leisure

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/30/17

   While many of us live highly structured lives, almost all of us have leisure or free time. Leisure time can be described as periods of time when we don’t have to be at a particular place at a given specified time.    As God has designed us, leisure is meant ... Read More »

An Invitation to Extend What We Celebrate on Easter

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/30/17

   On the one hand, Easter expresses the most significant Event in history. The Rising of our Lord Jesus from the dead offers all persons the invitation to live with confidence and hope. Because of the Resurrection of our Lord, we are offered the forgiveness of all of our ... Read More »