Dear Church Family, It is time to begin again. We begin with watching and waiting. We start together with the Unity Mass bringing us together so that we journey together. In Advent time, the first word for us all is “Stay awake, be prepared, the Lord is coming.” What we want to do more and […]
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By your perseverance you will secure your lives
Pastor’s Pen November 13, 2022 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church My Dear Church Family, I am writing this after our recent mid-term elections. We might say, “It is, what it is!” but we have hopes and aspirations that this will be a peaceful exchange of power in some cases and […]
Encourage your hearts
Pastor’s Pen November 6, 2022 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church My Dear Church Family, As I celebrate my 84th birthday, my 85th year of living in the Lord. I am encouraged to respond to the people that I meet when they ask me, “How are you doing?” I am telling […]
You know I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this world and you know it.
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 21, 2021 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Dear Church Family, There are so many words that Jesus is using to answer Pilate. Pilate asks Jesus, “Are you a King?” Jesus answers, “You know I am a king, but my kingdom is not of this […]
DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, and HELL
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 14, 2021 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Times Brothers and Sisters in Christ, With the passing of the years, the Church, as our Mother, informs us about what is yet to come in our existential life. We are to believe strongly that our God lives forever, but we, […]
What will your contribution be?
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 7, 2021 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Times Brothers and Sisters, In the First Reading and the Gospel, we see a similarity in the two speaking of widows who were exemplary and generous in life. Widows are women who have lost their husbands and therefore, have become […]
We are all the work of your hands
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, November 29, 2020 Dear Church Family, Today is the beginning of our new church year where we are called to a closer walk with the Lord and we heard the prophet Isaiah say these words, “Oh, Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay and you are the potter. We are […]
He will judge the living and the dead. . . .and his kingdom will have no end.
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 22, 2020 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe He will judge the living and the dead. . . .and his kingdom will have no end. (Matt 25:31-41) Today is the 34th and last Sunday in Ordinary Time and more significantly, it is the Solemnity of […]
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 15, 2020 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, When we come together at 9 o’clock, I feel so refreshed and uplifted and we make a difference in a very soulful worship. I can remember years back on one evening at the Cathedral Basilica, that Bishop […]
Be watchful for no man knows the hour when the Son of Man will come
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, November 8, 2020 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Today’s scripture lesson touches upon all our lives. The symbolic parable about the ten virgins can be any one of us. It is really about preparing. We have all been caught up in activities, events, or happenings […]