Browsing the May 2020 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| Pentecost Sunday| May 31, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/29/20

Pentecost Sunday

            "Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth." This is our prayer in the responsorial Psalm for Pentecost. It's the reason the Church can exist and continues to exist. We live in the age of the Holy Spirit.

            Without the power ... Read More »

Important Parish Update| May 22, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/22/20

Parish Update-May 22, 2020

We hope this finds you doing well.  

We have an office cell phone number while we are working out of the office. We don’t always catch the phone or messages in the office on a daily basis. Please call 971-470-8259 to reach Parri.

Fr. Ben ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| The Ascension of the Lord| May 24, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/22/20

The Ascension of the Lord

            In the Gospel reading for this Sunday, Jesus states the Great Commission. He still repeats it today and at the end of every Mass when, through the priest, he sends us on our way. "Go," he says. "Go and make disciples wherever I ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 6th Sunday of Easter| May 17, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/15/20

In this Sunday's Gospel reading, Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit is our "Advocate". Some scholars translate the word to "Counselor". In the original Greek, it means "called alongside". It's closely related to the verb "parakaleo" ("to call" or "summon") from which we get "Paraclete" as a name ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Fifth Sunday of Easter| May 10, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/08/20

This Sunday's Gospel reading ends with a very astounding verse: "Whoever believes in me will do the works I do, and greater far than these." What does he mean? How can we do the same -- and greater -- miracles than Jesus himself did?

            The answer is found in the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Fourth Sunday of Easter| May 3, 2020

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 5/01/20

Are you at an impasse in your spiritual growth or emotional healing or a difficult relationship? Do you need a breakthrough? Do you feel stuck behind a fence that's keeping you on the outside of peace, joy, satisfaction, or healing?

            This Sunday's Gospel reading tells us that Jesus ... Read More »