Browsing the November 2023 archive of The Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note| Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King|November 26, 2023

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/22/23

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

We don't usually think of shepherds as kings, but the scriptures this Sunday describe the kingly powers of Jesus as our Good Shepherd. A good king cares for his subjects the way a shepherd cares for his sheep.

Kings increase the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 19, 2023

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/17/23

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday's Gospel reading reminds us not to bury the gifts that God has given us. To do so is to be a "wicked, lazy servant!" Ouch.  We all have at least one buried talent. There's more we could be doing for the kingdom ... Read More »

Pastor's Note| 31st Sunday in ORdinary Time| November 5, 2023

Posted by Delma Garcia on 11/03/23

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today's Gospel reading contains a verse that, when taken literally, has been used by some Protestants to condemn Catholicism because we call our priests "Father." By that logic, when Jesus said, "Call no one on earth your father," he meant our dads, too, right? ... Read More »