Pastor’s Pen Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sept. 25, 2022 St. Augustine’s Catholic Church “You received what was good, Lazarus what was bad; now he is comforted, whereas you are tormented.” Every Sunday or at any other time we gather at Mass, we listen to the Sacred Word of God from the Old […]
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You are trustworthy, not only in small things but in big things
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, September 18, 2022 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Dear Church Family, In today’s first reading, We hear the Prophet Amos condemning the people for trampling upon the needy and destroying the poor of the land, by fixing their scales for cheating and buying the lowly for silver and […]
The Lord is truly your friend who you can talk with
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Times St. Augustine Catholic Church Dear Church Family, Today your pastor just wants to give you a couple of reflections. The first reflection, the book of Exodus gives a beautiful feeling of Moses’ intimacy with the Lord and how he can “talk turkey” and […]
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, […]
If you don’t have good deeds flowing from your faith, what good is it?
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 12, 2021 Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Our readings for today give us some hard words where we are challenged to be a follower of the Lord. We have to take up our cross daily and follow Him, no matter what. We might even […]
Be strong, fear not! Here is your God and He comes to save you
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 5, 2021 Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Church Family, Notice the strong affection that the Lord has for everybody, especially putting on a pedestal the really broken people in life, the real poor. The profit Isaiah is proclaimed to say very strongly “Be strong, fear not! […]
What shall we do about the people and situation at the end of our street?
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 27, 2020 Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Times Dear Archbishop and the Joyful Family of St. Augustine, God is good all the time. All the time God is good. We especially feel that way when our chief shepherd comes to pray with us. In the 28 years […]
Not seven times but seventy-seven times
Pastor’s Pen St. Augustine Catholic Church Sunday, September 13, 2020 Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Times My Brothers and Sisters, In the African parlance before Christianity came, the slogan about forgiveness is limited to three times. In the Jewish milieu, it was seven times and no more. But in our Christian era, Christ has taught […]
Love is the fulfillment of the Law
Pastor’s Pen Sunday, September 6, 2020 Dear Church, It is all about “love” and that’s what we should do all of our lives, is to love one another. We have good directions proclaimed in all of our readings, especially in the second reading from Paul’s Letter to the Romans. He says, “owe nothing to […]
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 […]