Browsing From the Pastor

Browsing From the Pastor

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/15/18

THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY starts this coming Thursday, January 18th, and runs through Thursday, January 25th.    Many of us come from and/or live in families in which family members identify themselves with different Christian faith communities. Shortly before He died, our Lord earnestly prayed for oneness in faith and ... Read More »

Taking Stock of Ourselves in the Light of Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/07/18

   As we begin a new calendar year, its wholesome to ask ourselves the direction toward which we are headed with our lives. We are each closer to our eternal destiny than we’ve ever been before.    In and with the Birth of Jesus, God has given His all for ... Read More »

An Exercise in Stewardship

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/02/18

   Recently, a letter was sent out to the various groups and ministries in our Parish, inviting them to pray, to reflect upon, and to submit items for our upcoming 2018-2019 parish budget. In and  of itself, money is one of the most mundane realities with which we all ... Read More »

Christmas Week: A Time to Let Go...A Time to Let God

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/27/17

   As I was growing up, I was an avid hockey fan. Every Saturday night was Hockey Night in Canada. Living in Detroit, we had ready access to Canadian radio and television stations. Each Sat. evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted a game at Maple Leaf Gardens. A certain ... Read More »

Christmas & Home

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/18/17

   Of all of the holidays that we observe, perhaps the one that we most often associate with “being at home” is that of Christmas. We all yearn to be at home. For all of us at times, the Christmas Season is the most upbeat time of the year. For ... Read More »

Some Hopefully Helpful Hints About Praying

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/13/17

   St. Paul urged his listeners to pray without ceasing. He did not mean that we are meant to be on our knees at all times. His admonition suggests that prayer is a life style, that in which we allow the Lord’s friendship with us to influence each of ... Read More »

Two Distinctive Opportunities to Witness to Our Faith

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/04/17

   This coming Friday, December 8th, the Church invites and directs us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother. On this occasion, the Church highlights that God equipped Mary for the most awesome and challenging role that she was to play in the life of ... Read More »

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 »