03/01/2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters, FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Matthew 4: 1-11 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew; At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and…

01/05/2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A poem we might use for reflection as we enter a New Year God Knows And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness…

12/29/2019

Quakers, also called Friends, are a historically Christian group whose formal name is the Religious Society of Friends. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united by their belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access the light within, or, “that of God in everyone.” We have Quakers here in…

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Paul asks us to be patient. Jesus’s reply to the question from John the Baptist is to ask John’s disciples to tell John what they see disciples. Very often the Good News is not spread or taught by words but by what people do and how they live. As we approach…

12/15/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The entrance antiphon for the third Sunday of advent says “Rejoice in the Lord always…” The candle in the wreath we light is pink not purple. We are being reminded that the coming of the Lord is near at hand and we are to rejoice at His presence. It is also…

12/08/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have all hopefully given thanks to God for the good things in our life and for the people who have been with us on our journey of faith. This weekend we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent and Monday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, rather than the Sunday….