2021 archive of From the Pastor's Desk
DEACON STEVE EISCHENS REASSIGNED TO ST. MARY THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, MT. VERNON AND ST. BARBARA, SCHELLER.
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/27/21
Bishop McGovern has reassigned Deacon Steve Eischens to St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Church, Mt. Vernon and St. Barbara, Scheller where he will continue his ministry as Deacon.
Deacon Eischens began his ministry as a Deacon in 2018 and he has being with our parish for almost three years ... Read More »
LOVE IN ACTION – LENT REMINDS US OF THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/19/21
The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They "are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs" (USCCA). They respond to ... Read More »
IT'S LENTEN SEASON – WHAT IS LENT?
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/12/21
Most Catholics seem to be aware of the forty-day period before the feast of Easter. Lent, which comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, meaning “spring,” is a time marked by particular rituals, such as reception of Ashes on Ash Wednesday or the decision to “give up some habits, food ... Read More »
FROM A SERMON BY SAINT LEO THE GREAT, POPE
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/29/21
Dear friend, at every moment the earth is full of the mercy of God, and nature itself is a lesson for all the faithful in the worship of God. The heavens, the sea and all that is in them bear witness to the goodness and omnipotence of their Creator, ... Read More »
Big Question - Why Was Jesus Baptized?
Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/07/21
Baptism washes away the original sin (sin we inherited from Adam and Eve), and makes us children of God. So, the big question is, why was Jesus baptized? Jesus has no sin; Jesus is God.
Jesus went to John and asked to be baptized and even when John tried ... Read More »