PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor’s Corner April 22, 2018

Dear family, Well, we had another wonderful attendance at the Monday night Bible Study - "You Make Me Crazy" - how to deal with the "Crazymakers" in your life. I am so happy that this Bible study seems to be meeting the needs of so many. Relationships are difficult! We want them to be fulfilling, but so often, they are draining! Fortunately, the Word of God gives us excellent guidance in dealing with other people. This week our topic is ...
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Pastor’s Corner April 15, 2018

My dear family, First, I have news both bitter and sweet. Our longtime and faithful parish secretary, Mrs. Kathy Giron, has decided it's time to retire. Kathy has served as a parish secretary for 40 years! Most of that time has been here at St. Thomas. I cannot begin to express what I personally owe to Kathy. I always knew that the parish was in good hands with her at her desk, able to serve all the many people who come ...
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Pastor’s Corner April 1, 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, Alleluia! Joy and more joy to you all on this most glorious Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord! What a beautiful Lent we have had. I was so happy with the great attendance at weekday Mass, Stations of the Cross, the Lenten Bible Study, and the many confessions. What a sign of the spiritual health of our parish! God bless you all! With all of our heart we welcome all of our guests with us ...
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Pastor’s Corner March 25, 2018

My dear family, We now enter into the most sacred of all weeks – Holy Week. During these seven days we are invited to walk with our Lord on the road to Calvary and experience within ourselves the glory of His Resurrection. It is my hope that we all try to join in as many of the services that we can, especially the principle services of Holy Week: the Mass of the Lord's Supper, the Liturgy of the Passion, and the Easter ...
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Pastor’s Corner March 11, 2018

Dear Family, It is already Laetare Sunday - the midpoint of Lent. That is why the color of the vestments is rose: the sad purple is offset by the joy of Easter awaiting us. I've always thought Laetare Sunday is a good time to evaluate our Lent. If we have failed to keep Lent as seriously as we should, now is the time to begin! Our Lenten Bible Study continues this Monday, March 12, with Deacon Dave Little teaching on ...
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Pastor’s Corner March 4, 2018

Hello, dear family, Thank you for your prayers for the mission in California. We had a wonderful attendance and many good confessions. Southern California is very beautiful, but it was so good to get back to New Mexico and my beloved St. Thomas. I miss you all when I am gone! We continue our Lenten Bible Study - The Seven Greatest Words of Love. This week we do the WORD OF SUBSTITUTION - I will be giving a message on Matthew 27:45-46, teaching ...
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Pastor’s Corner February 18, 2018

Dear friends, Blessings upon you as we begin Holy Lent! First, I want to let you know that I'm gone the next two weeks, preaching Lenten Missions in Claremont, CA., and Rupert, Id. I know it can create small inconveniences having the pastor gone; but just as we are blessed with having visiting priests come minister to us, so in turn I need to answer some of the requests I receive to preach elsewhere. Please pray for the success of these Missions! ...
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Pastor’s Corner February 11, 2018

My dear family, Once again we approach the holy season of Lent : a time when it is like the whole Church going on retreat to prepare for the celebration of the Death and Resurrection of the Lord at Easter. It is a time of great grace, when we can re-experience the love that God has for us shown in the Death of His Son. The Lenten regulations are printed on the front of the bulletin: please study them carefully ...
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Pastor’s Corner February 4, 2018

Dear family, This weekend we begin the Annual Catholic Appeal for 2018 in our parish. Again, we thank our parishioner, Mrs. Karin Wrasman, who is the Archdiocesan Director for the ACA, for sharing with us the importance of the ACA at each of the Masses this weekend. The Annual Catholic Appeal is to the Archdiocese as the Stewardship Program is to the parish: it is the major means of support for the work of the Archdiocese. So what do we receive from ...
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Pastor’s Corner December 24, 2017

Dear family, As we know, January 1st, the Feast of the Mother of God, is normally a Holy Day of Obligation. However, when it falls on a Monday, the obligation is removed. So, this year, January 1st is not a Holy Day of Obligation, and thus, it is not a sin to miss Mass on January 1st. However, it is still a day of great solemnity, and it is always a beautiful way to start the New Year. We will have Solemn ...
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