Browsing the July 2018 archive of From the Pastor

Browsing the July 2018 archive of From the Pastor

Channeling Our Relational Energy

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/31/18

   Whenever the Lord calls upon us to do that which is challenging, He always offers us the grace that enables us to do that which is pleasing to Him. Regardless of our marital status, a gift that the Lord has entrusted to each of us is that of ... Read More »

Happy 50th Anniversary to the Permanent Diaconate!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/15/18

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the great successes of the Second Vatican Council: the renewal of the diaconate as a permanent ministry of the Church. From zero permanent deacons in 1968, there are over 18,500 men today who have been ordained for non-stipend service ... Read More »

When it is Hurtful & When it is a Blessing to Receive Holy Communion

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/08/18

    As Catholics, the Eucharist is at the hub and the heart of our faith-life. Christ offers Himself to us in a unique way in Holy Communion. If the reception of Communion is to benefit us individually and the Body of Christ as a whole of which we ... Read More »

Vacation Time Reveals an Alarming Addiction

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/01/18

    Most of us, at least in theory, look forward to vacation time. We want to get away from our normal routine of activities.

   As important and as necessary as are our cell phones and other communication devices, we can become enslaved to these. Like many others, I ... Read More »