July 2016 archive of From the Pastor
How Do You Pray?
Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/24/16
When disciples asked Jesus how to pray in today’s Gospel, He teaches them the prayer that Christians everywhere recognize as the “Our Father” or “The Lord’s Prayer.” The very first word of the prayer, “our,” reminds us that God is father to all people making every human person a ... Read More »
News around the parishes as seen by Deacon Al
Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/17/16
Hello Brothers and Sisters of St. Mary and Resurrection. This is my annual Pastoral Letter; Fr. Beaver is on a much deserved vacation and so he left the door open for me. So what’s new from my perspective.
First it’s not news that our Mass times have changed that ... Read More »
Relating to Vacation Time in the Light of Our Faith
Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/10/16
We become familiar with the experience of being on vacation rather early in life. As children, we receive vacations from having to go to school several times a year. As adults, many of us get paid vacations from the places at which we work. Having vacation time is ... Read More »
Thanks, Mass Ministers, For All That You Do Behind-the-Scenes
Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/03/16
We’ve all participated in Mass celebrations that are upbeat. As a result of taking part in quality liturgies, we are energized to extend into the world the love that we’ve celebrated. Uplifting liturgies don’t just happen. They come about with the Lord’s help in and through persons like ourselves ... Read More »