17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 30, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In several parables this Sunday, Jesus teaches us more about discipleship. The first two make the same point. The discovery of something of unparalleled value requires us to give up all our possessions. The...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus uses another parable this weekend to teach us another truth of daily life. In these summer months with gardens growing and farmers working to provide a rich harvest, this parable today of the...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. These weeks of Ordinary Time are like a course in Discipleship 101. We walk with the Master, learning from His teachings, healings, and instructions. Each year I liken this time as an opportunity for each of us...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 9, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus oftentimes surprised people with unexpected wisdom from unexpected sources. He challenges us to be open to new knowledge coming from places we may not expect. We have probably all met people who seem...

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 2, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme of today’s scriptures call us to realize that our lives are networks of relationships which can change over the course of time. As I begin this new relationship with you at St....

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 25, 2017 Dear People of God, Next weekend, we will welcome Fr. Peter Blake, our new pastor, to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish.  Some of us met him last weekend at the 5:30 pm Mass, when he relieved me since I celebrated two weddings that day.  I think he...

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The Most Holy Trinity

June 11, 2017 Dear People of God, We have just received our third and fourth air conditioning repair estimates which means that we can select one and get a start date to replace the chiller.  I will meet with the Finance Committee and Parish Council, and anyone who would be...

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Pentecost Sunday

June 4, 2017 Dear People of God, Please keep us in you prayers as we proceed with repairs to the church air conditioning system, and pay for our “stack” repair in the rectory. Please welcome seminarian Steven Kalinowski to our parish.  He is getting a little on-site parish experience over...

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The Ascension of the Lord

May  28, 2017 Dear People of God, It is just one half hour change to 7:30am Sunday, from 8:00am for the first Mass.  I sense many of our early Mass attendees will welcome a more fresh, early start to their Sundays with this time change.  The reason for this change,...

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