Pastor’s Pen Sunday, March 26, 2023 Fifth Sunday of Lent St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, On Ash Wednesday, during the giving of ashes, one of the prayers the minister prays as he gives each person the ashes is, “Repent and believe the gospel”. We can see that belief is necessary for salvation […]
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rock, water, well and eternal life
Pastor’s Pen Third Sunday of Lent March 12, 2023 St. Augustine Catholic Church Church Family In this week’s readings, there are interesting words that produce a theme for our reflections all week. Water is essential to all living creatures and these words in the readings especially standout: rock, water, well and eternal life. Therefore, […]
we are to give away to others this wonderful gift of love that we have received
Pastor’s Pen Second Sunday of Lent March 5, 2023 St. Augustine Catholic Church Today’s readings are about Faith and Sacrifice. Without true Faith and following with the strength of belief, we are left to wallow in the aversions and diversions of this world. Yet, let us look at Abraham whom God has instructed to […]
Don’t try to show off…
Pastor’s Pen February 26, 2023 First Sunday of Lent St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, We are finding out last Wednesday when we started Lent that we are ambassadors. That’s a fancy term for one who brings good messages and information about what is going on in a country or organization in very […]
I wish to know Jesus and the power of His Resurrection…
Pastor’s Pen Fifth Sunday of Lent April 3, 2022 St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Dear Church Family, We are more than halfway through Lent and I continue to reflect especially on the goodness of the Lord. The psalmist says, “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” Church Family, this is […]
Thank you for your help!
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, March 20, 2022 Fourth Sunday of Lent Pastor’s Pen for Sunday, February 27, 2022 My dear loving Church Family, We ask for an anointing to be upon our Lenten spiritual journey for that deeper union with the Lord. But first of all, for all of you church family and many, many friends […]
REJOICE…Don’t be afraid – Just Do It!
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, March 27, 2022 Third Sunday of Lent St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, It is the third week of Lent already. Next week, we will celebrate ‘Gaudete Sunday’ which is “REJOICE” Sunday that Lent is half over. So, keep working on your special efforts. I heard the Word of God strongly […]
Lenten Reflection from Father Chris
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, March 13, 2022 Second Sunday of Lent Lenten Reflection from Father Chris Dear Church Family, Last week through some sort of snafu, we were deprived of Fr. Chris’ very instructive words to us regarding Lent. Well, thanks be to God, here it is! My brothers and sisters, […]
We are all ambassadors!
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Sunday, March 6, 2022 First Sunday of Lent Dear Church Family, I think for the 29th or 30th time, we are celebrating Lent again and I love the word “We” because I don’t do Lent by myself. We are all ambassadors! I do it with you and we together […]
He has won the victory of eternal life for everybody
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Dear Church family, It’s getting close to the 30th time that I have walked the walk of Holy Week with you and we have tried to talk the talk, but especially walking the walk. We get prayed […]