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 […]
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Humility and Poverty in Spirit
Humility and Poverty in Spirit Pastor’s Pen January 29, 2023, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church My Brothers and Sisters, Being Christ-like is the most important goal we can have in life. However, our society tells us that being beautiful and honored and wealthy should be our goals. We all have those […]
The Epiphany of the Lord
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, January 8, 2023 The Epiphany of the Lord Dear Church Family, I want us to think today about the great moment for the Magi, when their eyes were opened in seeing ‘’the newborn son of God”. The Holy Spirit led them by way of the star and by […]
Persistence in Prayer
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary time, October 16, 2022 St. Augustine Catholic Church Persistence in Prayer I am incredibly grateful for being able to write and preach on these readings. I have never been disappointed in prayer. In our first reading from Exodus, we hear of Moses sending out Joshua to defend Israel from Amalek. While […]
Focus on God!!
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, September 4, 2022 St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Dear Church Family, Our Gospel this weekend from St. Luke shows Jesus trying to get our attention. He makes a very bold statement. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, […]
Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen
Pastor’s Pen August 7, 2022 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Dear Parish Family, St. Paul in his letter to the Hebrews says,” Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” To simplify St. Paul, let us just say, Jesus I Trust in You. Trust […]
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding…
Pastor’s Pen Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 17, 2022 St. Augustine Catholic Church Martha and Mary – FINDING TIME FOR JESUS Dear Church Family, I feel awkward preaching to our church family about issues that I personally believe are already part of your daily life, but from time to time, we all need […]
Our God is an awesome God.
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION Sunday, May 29, 2022 Our God is an awesome God He reigns from Heaven above With wisdom power and love Our God is an awesome God. Dear Church Family, There is incredible joy in loving and being loved by God, His Son and His Holy Spirit. Today’s scriptures speak of Jesus’ […]
Easter 2022 Today is a day of great joy! We celebrate the Resurrection, the coming back to life of Jesus. We don’t concentrate on the apostles and Jesus’ disciples, but we know how much they loved Him and how broken they were after His crucifixion and death. Not only was their friend killed, but He […]
YOU ARE THERE. YOU ARE OVERWHELMED!
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, January 9, 2022 The Baptism of the Lord FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT I have been struggling with this Pastor’s Pen and pre-homily for Sunday. I had been handwriting this because even my computer didn’t know what to say. But, Terry, my wife not knowing that I […]