Browsing the March 2021 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| Fifth Sunday of Lent| March 21, 2021

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/19/21

In our desire to trust God and follow Jesus wherever he leads us, it's not a sin to feel troubled about it. Yes, we do have to be willing to lose our lives (i.e., our own agendas, our own desires, our own ideas on what we should do with ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Fourth Sunday of Lent| March 14, 2021

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/12/21

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Why do we hide in darkness? Why do we prefer to conceal our sins rather than face them and go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and speak about them out loud?

It's Jesus who meets us in the confessional, appearing to us in the form ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| Third Sunday of Lent| March 7, 2021

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/05/21

Third Sunday of Lent

The final paragraph of this Sunday's Gospel reading is very revealing: Jesus did not "trust" himself to the converts whose faith in him was based on the signs and wonders that he had done. The reason: He did not want anyone to testify (i.e., spread ... Read More »