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Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, June 28, 2020 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Times   Dear Church Family, I’ve been resting in the first four sentences of the gospel reading because they are particularly challenging to understand all the way. They are certainly an overemphasis but the point that I understand is that He […]

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Why not “Go Big, Go Broke, Go Home!

Pastor’s Pen Dear church family, Our worship centers on the main theme of our lives and that is Love and doing it more and that is what’s holy.  We have within us God’s holy spirit.  We are temples of the Holy Spirit.  I have been reflecting and challenging you to reflect on the feeling that […]

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That’s It!!

Pastor’s Pen   Dear Church, Expression-two words:  That’s It! That’s It! That’s it! Once you hear those words you know that you have come to a conclusion and you feel a new enlightenment—Alleluia!!  That’s It! Is that all scripture is inspired by God, and that scripture is capable to giving you wisdom for salvation and […]

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A Chance for Forgiveness

Pastor’s Pen   Dear Church Family, The words of the Sacred Scripture that really impressed me was the last words of the gospel.  “If you then, who are wicked know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”  […]

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EVER STUCK IN THE MUCK?

EVER STUCK IN THE MUCK? Dear Church Family, That story of Jeremiah in the first reading is about a successful prophet, who had kings listening to him and everything, but things totally turned around and they were trying to kill him because he gives a hard message.  They throw him in a cistern which is […]

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Follow Him!

Dear Family of St. Augustine, Your pastor had a family wedding in Chicago, last Saturday and Sunday. It was a beautiful expression of love and commitment and fidelity. So we got them off to a good start. Then your pastor came home and there was this United States Federation of Catholic Priests meeting out at […]

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Gifts of the Spirit

Pastor’s Pen Dear Church Family, The pastor is going to have a little different sermon on this Sunday on the Feast of Pentecost as I want to proclaim the power of God’s holy spirit working in each one of us as we continue our journey to closer and closer union with the Lord.  That’s our […]

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Ascension

Dear Church Family, I write this Pastor’s Pen on Ascension Thursday which our Church changed to Ascension Sunday, coming up this Sunday and this is the last day of the Easter Paschal Season.  Next week we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in a deeper and more powerful way into our lives.  Ascension […]

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