PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor’s Corner October 8, 2017

Dear family, This week the priests will be taking off to the annual Priest's Convocation up in Santa Fe from Monday afternoon to Thursday morning - it's the time when we gather to discuss the business of the Archdiocese with the Archbishop and one another, listen to a few interesting theologians, and of course pray together and get to visit with some of the priests who we often do not get to see. Father Steve Sanchez has graciously agreed to ...
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Pastor’s Corner September 24, 2017

My dear family, Once again, I am very proud of you. Last week's collection for the hurricane victims was $10,132. I know that money will go to good use in Texas and Florida. God bless your generosity! Wow - over 140 people at Adult Bible Study this past week! This is wonderful. We continue our series The Habits of Happiness. This week we do #3 - The Humble Path To Happiness. If there is one virtue that you need to ...
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Pastor’s Corner September 17, 2017

Hello, dear family, Thank you for your generosity today to the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. This money will go to Catholic Charities, who will divide it among the two disaster areas. When you hear about hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, and the like: well, I thank God I live in New Mexico! We continue with part two of our Adult Ed bible Study: the Habits of Happiness. This week our subject will be: HOW TO BE HAPPY NO MATTER WHAT ...
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Pastor’s Corner September 10, 2017

Hello, dear family! This week we are starting a new Monday night Adult Ed series that I think will be very exciting and useful. Our topic is: THE HABITS OF HAPPINESS.....according to the Bible ! Who doesn't want to be happy? And God wants us to be happy! In the Bible - and we will be looking especially at the letter to the Philippians, the "epistle of joy" - God teaches us the Habits Of Happiness. This week we will ...
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Pastor’s Corner September 3, 2017

My dear family, Labor Day Weekend already! Where did the summer go? This past week we said farewell to Father Emmanuel, who returns to Rome to continue his studies. We are very grateful to Father for his help among us these past two months, and wish him well. Now you just have Fr. McKee and myself. We will do our best! On Labor Day we will have just one Mass at 9 am, and the office will be closed for ...
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Pastor’s Corner August, 13 2017

Dear family, The big thing to remember this week is that Tuesday, August 15, is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: the oldest and most important of the feasts of our Blessed Mother. It is a holy day of obligation - that is, it is a mortal sin to miss Mass through our own fault that day. The Mass schedule is on the front of the bulletin. Let's make every effort to come honor our Lady on the day when her Divine ...
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Pastor’s Corner July, 30 2017

Dear family, Who can believe that July is already coming to an end! Already our teachers are returning to the school to get ready for the start of classes. Time does go by! And our catechism teachers are beginning to organize for the new school year. As proud as we are of our school, we never want to forget that the majority of our children receive their religious education through our catechism program, which is made possible by an army ...
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Pastor’s Corner July, 23 2017

Dear family, Many thanks to everyone who helped to put on the Vacation Bible School this past week. It was wonderful, and we had about 130 kids in attendance, having a great time as they learned about how God made us, and we are made for God. God bless everyone involved! This week I will be teaching Adult Ed, and our topic will be:"Why Do We Baptize Babies?" Many of our evangelical Protestant friends reject the baptism of babies, and say ...
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Pastor’s Corner July, 16 2017

Dear Family, All this week we have our parish Vacation Bible School. So many of our kids enjoy this week of study, worship, and fun. I want to thank all the many people who volunteer to allow us to provide this special time for our children! Tomorrow night (Monday, July 17), I will be teaching Adult Ed on "The Resurrection of the Body". This is one of the central teachings of Christianity - it's mentioned in both the Apostle's and the ...
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Pastor’s Corner July, 09 2017

My dear family, As is our custom, this is the Sunday when we swear in the new members of the Parish Councils. First, I want to give my thanks to Bernard Ela of the Finance Council, and Theresa Fenton and Liza Hayden of the Pastoral Council, all who have given six years of wonderful service to the parish. May God bless and reward you! I want to welcome Christine Garcia and Whitney Balascovits onto the Pastoral Council, and Beth Williams onto our Finance Council. May God bless and guide them as the advise the Pastor ...
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