Browsing the January 2019 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time| January 27, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/25/19

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we see Jesus announcing the reality of his ministry: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time| January 20, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/18/19

The Gospel story this Sunday gives us a good example of how to handle conflicts without sinning. Mary sees a need and wants Jesus to do something about it. She knows full well that only a miraculous intervention will solve the problem. She wants the divine in him to ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Feast of the Baptism of the Lord| January 13, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/11/19

This Sunday's readings are full of expectation. What are you waiting for? How do you need God to come and rescue you from injustices, or deliver you from evil, or comfort you as you wait for loved ones to turn their hearts back to God? What guidance have you been seeking ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord| January 6, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/04/19

The Season of Christmas includes the celebration of the arrival of the magi from the East. The Greek word "magi" meant oriental scientists. Despite sometimes being translated as "astrologers", their appearance at the manger does not validate astrology. Matthew included the magi in his Gospel account to show that ... Read More »