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The novitiate is the year friars spend in discernment and preparation for professing vows

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 7/18/17

Pastor’s Letter July 23. 2017

The novitiate is the year friars spend in discernment and preparation for professing vows. It is an intense time of prayer and reflection. More recently the year prior, postulancy, has become the 1st year living in community.  In my time it was more informal ... Read More »

This coming week is a special one for sinners. You know who you are

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 7/12/17

Pastor’s Letter July 16, 2017

 

This coming week is a special one for sinners. You know who you are.

Next Saturday, July 22 is the feast of St. Mary Magdalen. She is seen as the model of the repentant sinner. Now there has been a tendency to expand ... Read More »

Opioid Health Crisis

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 7/05/17

Pastor’s Letter July 9, 2017

 

Two weeks ago we had a leadership training workshop around the Opioid Health Crisis. The presenter pointed out that it is the greatest public health crisis since the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak that killed 100 thousands in the US and millions worldwide. The ... Read More »

Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/26/17

 

 

Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul

This coming Thursday is the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. They are placed together for a variety of reasons.   First of all they both die in Rome during the 1st Roman persecution under the Emperor Nero; secondly they ... Read More »

The Feast of Corpus Christi

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/14/17

Pastor’s letter June 16th- The Feast of Corpus Christi

The doctrine and the spirituality of the Church develop over time. The Solemnity of Corpus Christi or the Body and Blood of the Lord was promulgated as a feast the Thursday after Trinity Sunday in 1317 by Pope John XXII. ... Read More »

Life is Holy

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/06/17

Pastor’s Letter June 11, 2017

Today is Trinity Sunday but instead of writing on that central mystery of our faith I want to write something on an article I read last week. It was in the New York Times on May 25th. I make a habit of racing Fr. ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/01/17

 

            

             Pentecost means 50 days- 50 days from the day of liberation in the Exodus- on the 50th day they are at Mt. Sinai and they receive the law. It is also a harvest feast- the spring harvest- you see it in the fresh berries coming in. ... Read More »

Reflections: Bernard M. Maloney, OFM Cap

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 5/23/17

St. Joseph the Worker Parish

Reflections: Bernard M. Maloney, OFM Cap

When I arrived at St. Joseph the Worker in September, 1981, the parish church building on Montauk Highway was for sale and the school gymnasium/hall was gutted for the construction of the present church. The parish staff at ... Read More »

Update on Opioids Meeting

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 5/05/17

Update on the Meeting on Opioids

Opioid Crisis- Meeting in the Room Where things Happen

The kingdom of God is like a seed that a farmer sows that grows and sprouts while the farmer is sleeping. The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed- the smallest of all ... Read More »

From Fr. John McHigh, O.F.M., cap

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 5/05/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

              One of the most endearing characteristics of St. Joseph the Worker Parish is the fact that it never draws attention to itself. Instead, the diverse and dedicated people who form the parish always maintain a selfless orientation that is focused on the ... Read More »

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