Pastor’s Pen Sunday, October 23, 2022 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, The theme of today’s readings centers on being concerned about the welfare of our neighbors and focusing less on ourselves. Jesus used very harsh words on hypocrisy and hypocrites, on people who were accustomed to drawing attention […]
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Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you!
Pastor’s Pen for Sunday May 22, 2022 Sixth Sunday of Easter Dear Church Family, Since the very beginning of our Church, the leaders have met to decide how things would be done in the Church and to discuss matters of faith. These meetings are called “councils.” We read today, in the Book of Acts […]
Our hearts are restless until they rest in you
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, August 29, 2021 Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, OUR HEARTS ARE RESTLESS “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you”, is a teaching from St. Augustine. Centering ourselves in Christ is the simplest way to find peace because when we make Jesus the center […]
Don’t be complacent! Observe, be aware and act!
Pastor’s Pen Dear Church Family, I think I’m living a very comfortable life and I think most of the time we are blessed by being so fortunate and thankful. So, the emphasis today is to observe, be aware and act. Listen to Amos speaking of the rich people who don’t even care and […]
Rejoice in the Lord always, I say it again rejoice!
Pastor’s Pen THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT A WORD FROM FR. BOB Dear Church Family, Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday which means “rejoice”. There is a powerful message of hope and rejoicing in the readings. The Prophet Zephaniah says, “Shout for joy, sing joyfully, be glad and exhort, […]
You shall love the Lord, your God…
Deacon’s Corner A word from Deacon Ed “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” We are promised this by Jesus. And in today’s Gospel, a Pharisaic lawyer tries to trap Jesus by asking Him which of the Commandments is most important. Jesus says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all […]
SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2017
A Word from Fr. Bob Dear Church Family, Like Solomon, we long for an understanding heart of knowing that our God is to be continually, intentionally and intensely present in our spiritually longing for union with the Lord. Now that’s a long sentence! Just know that “all things work for the good of those who […]
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
Dear Family Church, We are at peace and have celebrated with the joy of Christmas. Now we come to this very favorite feast of mind which is the Feast of the Holy Family. We celebrate our families and all the wonderful good things about them and our relationships. We want to stress more and more […]
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Dear Church Family, Alleluia! 23 years later we are celebrating our Unity Mass once again. God has been so good to us. I don’t know about you but I feel wondrously blessed and I am so glad I have shared almost half of my priesthood with you. Alleluia! We begin a new Church Year with […]
SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS
Dear Church Family, Today, All Saints and tomorrow, All Souls Days we remember our deceased loved ones whom we have prayed for and had special memorial prayers and also those who were in bereavement this past year. We have written letters to their families and loved ones. Also closer to home, we think of various […]