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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on October 19, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
October 18 - Many of you started to donate to the Annual Appeal. That’s very kind. We want to finish our parish effort by Thanksgiving. I made my contribution thru both parishes and I did it online. This charity could be a blessing for the local church as we approach another winter without easy solutions. More families are reaching their financial and physical limits. Catholic schools are delaying some tuition to ease the burden. Various parishes are stretched and can’t make salary or bill payments. If your wallet is not stressed, please, help the Annual Ap...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on October 12, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
October 11 - In 1919, the Irish poet W.B. Yeats wrote the poem “The Second Coming”. His doom and gloom after WWI feels like a direct prophecy of now. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.   We have gone through these times before. Our indiv...

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Father Bill's Pastor's Corner

Posted on September 21, 2020 in: Pastor's Corner

Father Bill's Pastor's Corner
September 20 - The Meditations of the last 2 weeks have been by priests who gave the invocations at the Democratic and Republican conventions. They didn't vilify or label the others as being evil. They prayed that we might be one nation under God. As tempers flare, a few fringe clergy will try to tell you who to vote for. And yet, the Church has struggled for centuries to avoid being engaged in partisan politics. It damages the Church and takes away your role as mature adults. The Church will educate on moral issues and help you to form your consciences. But i...

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