Browsing the April 2019 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| 2nd Sunday of Easter-Divine Mercy Sunday| April 28, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/26/19

This Sunday's Gospel reading sets the stage for Pentecost. Prior to giving us the full gift of his Spirit, Jesus provides the gift of peace, the gift of his heart. A supernatural gift, it penetrates deep into our own hearts. It is the calming presence of Christ when we ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Easter Sunday, The Ressurection of the Lord| April 21, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/18/19

Alleluia! Celebrate the healing and increased faith that comes from growing closer to Jesus through the faith-building exercises of Lent and the solemn meditations of Holy Week!

          The doorway into heaven is the cross. Experiencing the glory of the celebration of Easter -- deep within our hearts, within ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion| April 14, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/12/19

Palm Sunday begins the highest holy week of the liturgical year. Will it also begin in your life a high holy experience of uniting yourself to Jesus and to his awesome love?

There's a key phrase in the reading that we hear at the beginning of this Mass, during ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 5th Sunday of Lent| April 7, 2019

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/12/19

This Sunday's Gospel reading shows us a good example of how to treat someone who is, as Jesus says elsewhere in scripture (Matthew 25) "the least of these." The recipient of Christ's compassion in this story was considered to be unworthy of life itself. She was first of all ... Read More »