Browsing the March 2019 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| 4th Sunday of Lent| March 31, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/29/19

Who is worthy to receive the love and unconditional forgiveness of God? During every Mass, we pray, "Lord, I am not worthy... but say the Word and my soul shall be healed." Jesus illustrates in this Sunday's Gospel reading that we are all worthy, but not because of what ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 2nd Sunday of Lent| March 17, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/22/19

          In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we see Jesus reveal the uncreated light of his true identity and we hear the Father say, "This is my chosen Son; listen to him."

          We experience Christ's deepest identity every time we listen to him and allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 3rd Sunday of Lent| March 24, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/22/19

How do you feel when someone who's been hurtful, cruel, or morally corrupt gets hit with a hardship that makes them suffer? Our natural tendency is to rejoice because justice has finally been meted out.

          Jesus addresses this in this Sunday's Gospel reading. He wants us to understand ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| First Sunday of Lent| March 10, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/08/19

Jesus' life is our life if we're sincere about our faith. We unite ourselves to him by receiving his body and blood in the Eucharist. We meet him in the scriptures and walk with him on the path to heaven.

          During Lent, the readings that the Church provides ... Read More »