Pastor’s Newsnotes

Pastor’s News Notes 11/6/2016

From November 7th through the 19th, I will be traveling through Argentina. This is because I was invited to go over a year ago and I said that I would love to go. Now here it is a year later. I can’t believe it. I have already voted by absentee ballot and I’ve been just kidding about whether or not I will return pending the outcome of the elections. Anyway, thank you in advance for your prayers for good health and a safe return.

Pastor’s News Notes 5/3/2015

Are you looking for a way to help the victims and survivors of the recent earthquakes in Nepal? Catholic Relief Services has an impeccable record for delivering aid in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Please help those who are most helpless:

Pastor’s News Notes 12/21/2014

The Candle Light Walk takes place this Sunday evening. This has become one of my favorite Christmas observances since coming to Sierra Madre and St. Rita. There have been a library full of books written on the differences between Christian denominations and how they came to be since the splintering of Christianity in the 16th century. However, all of that seems to fade at the Candle Light Walk when citizens of Sierra Madre and members of her Christian churches light up the darkness with their little candles and literally find common ground in front of St. Rita Church. As we walk down past our sister churches of Ascension and Bethany toward Kersting Court and the Manger Scene (and the Grand Menorah), let us carry a common prayer for the unity of Christians, for Judeo Christian respect and dignity, and for Islamic Judeo Christian sanity.

Pastor’s News Notes 9/21/2014

St. Paul—Good Stewards follow St. Paul’s advice and conduct themselves – by wise use of their time and talents – in a way worthy of the Gospel of Christ. This weekend we commission our RCIA catechists, our St. Rita School teachers and faculty, our Religious Education and EDGE Teachers and Volunteers, and our Youth and Confirmation leaders. We also bless our parents who are the first and foremost educators of their children. Many thanks to all of you for sharing your gifts and talents with our parish. Congratulations, you are indeed Good Stewards!

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