Pastor’s News Notes 2/19/2017

Our Pastoral Council had its monthly meeting on February 6th.  Report: Our Chair, Maryann MacGillivray, has been guiding the Council through a discussion and review of St. Rita’s 2007 Pastoral Plan.  The plan was produced by St. Rita Parishioners to set priorities for St. Rita parish life and ministry over the short term of 5 years and the long term of 10 years.  Since 2017 marks completion of 10 years, the council is basically asking the guiding questions: “What has been accomplished?” “What is the present moment?” and “Where should we go from here?” Once the council has come up with a proposed draft for an updated pastoral plan, the draft will be distributed to you the parishioners for further suggestions and comment.  Going forward, please look for regular reports of the Pastoral Council meetings here in the bulletin and on line.

Pastoral Council Members:  Maryann MacGillivray (Chair), Martin Boscovich, Lisa Bowman, Running Bear Bunch, Rita Cortez, Al Francia, Pat Gibson, Michele Gil, Wendy Gruber, Bill Hardy, Linda McDaniels, Chris Miller, James Pontello, Justin Smith, Bob Swan, and Julie Vallante.  (Ex-Officio:  Mary Lou Butler and Fr. Richard.)

Pastor’s Corner 2/19/2017

“Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.”

Holiness really means that we are well ordered, that we are living according to our order of creation in the image and likeness of God. For best ordering, the simplest method is to know our unique talents and gifts and to conform them to the person of Jesus Christ. Continue Reading

Pastor’s Corner 2/12/2017

This Sunday I would like to offer you the thoughts and reflections of another Fr. Richard:  Fr. Richard Gribble, CSC.  Our theme for this 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time is: “See As God Sees — Choose the Things of Heaven over the Things of Earth.” — Msgr. Richard Our readings today describe free will and how God challenges… Continue Reading