Browsing the February 2018 archive of The Pastor's Note

A Word #184| First Sunday of Lent| February 18, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/15/18

Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."


The ashes may now be erased from our foreheads but the command to “repent and believe in the Gospel” continues. ... Read More »

A Word #183| Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 11, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/08/18

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, He stretched out His hand, touched him, and said to him, "I do will it. Be made clean."


Regrettably both lovers and fools will be ... Read More »

A Word #182| Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time| February 4, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 2/01/18

He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.


A brother priest asked me yesterday if turning forty would be harder than turning thirty. I jokingly said that turning thirty was far worse since I feel better prepared ... Read More »