From the Pastor's Desk

From the Pastor's Desk

SIN NO MORE

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/30/22

Jesus said to the woman in the Gospel “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.” (John 8:11)

Certain actions should not be encouraged, not because they are sinful but because their outcome could be disastrous and can lead you into sin. ... Read More »

THE FOLLOWING THINGS ARE TUNED DOWN DURING LENTEN SEASON

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/18/22

The Alleluia is not sung or said during the Lenten liturgies. We wait until the great Easter Vigil.

The Gloria is not sung or said during Lent except on the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (March 19) and the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord (March 25).

Violet is ... Read More »

LOVE IN ACTION – LENT REMINDS US OF THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 3/02/22

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 2/23/22

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 »

THE HOLY EUCHARIST

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 2/16/22

Among the various dogmas of the Catholic Church, there is none which rest on stronger scripture authority than the doctrine of the Real presence of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. One of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, the Eucharist is a ritual in which, according to ... Read More »

IS NOT THIS THE CARPENTER’S SON?

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/28/22

Many people suffer inside because they are surrounded by others who live where they were and not where they are. When you move into a different place in your life, you are still surrounded by people in the other stage. Now you must deal with envy and criticism. We ... Read More »

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BAPTISM OF JESUS.

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/05/22

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 »

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY DEAR PARISHIONERS

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/05/22

When we celebrate birthdays, when we send cards and give gifts, we are saying the person whose birthday we celebrate is important to us.

Jesus Christ came into this world as a tiny baby, not as a grown person, not as an alien from outer space. Though he was ... Read More »

IS IT HAPPY HOLIDAY OR HAPPY CHRISTMAS?

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 1/05/22

We have been bombarded with the idea of the “political correctness” of everything you say or do in this society. Any sincere and true Christian will agree with me that there has been a constant calculated and deliberate effort to neuter Christmas. You and I now live in a ... Read More »

ADVENT: IT'S TIME FOR A RESET!

Posted by Karen Neubauer on 12/03/21

Have you considered whether your mind is open and free to explore the path that God has set for you? Or are you going through life like your brain is chained? My dear, free your mind and you will create a mental and spiritual environment for yourself.

Yes, it’s ... Read More »

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