Browsing the 2021 archive of Pastors Desk

How do the wars begin?

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 9/17/21

 

 

 

 

 

From pastor’s desk on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B

 

How do the wars begin? The historians come up with all kinds of explanation, usually attributing it to socio-economic or political situations. Yet, the Holy Scripture gives us quite different answer. ... Read More »

Why did Jesus cure only some people?

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 9/01/21

From pastor’s desk on 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B

 

Why did Jesus cure only some people? Why did He not heal all those that were sick and miserable? Before we try to answer these questions, let us remember that whenever our Blessed Lord performed a miracle ... Read More »

What is the key to wisdom, fulfillment, and happiness?

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 8/25/21

From pastor’s desk on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time , year B

 

What is the key to wisdom, fulfillment, and happiness? Certainly, the world will provide all sorts of answers: education, the place you live in, money, power, popularity, good and meaningful relationships, etc.. Unfortunately, as we ... Read More »

We hear that many Jews followed Jesus, for they had heard what Jesus did in Cana

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 8/18/21

From pastor’s desk on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B

 

In the Gospel of John, we hear that many Jews followed Jesus, for they had heard what Jesus did in Cana—changing water into wine—and they could see another great miracle that the Teacher from Nazareth performed ... Read More »

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 8/11/21

From pastor’s desk of the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

 

On November 1, 1950 Pope Pius XII solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This belief in the bodily assumption of the blessed Mother was long held to ... Read More »

The fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time occurs this year on the Fourth of July, the Independence Day in the United States of America.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/30/21

 

 

 

 

From pastor’s desk on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B

 

The fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time occurs this year on the Fourth of July, the Independence Day in the United States of America. Myself being an immigrant, I always think what a ... Read More »

The gospel reading on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time talks about two healings.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/23/21

From pastor’s desk on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, year B

 

The gospel reading on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time talks about two healings. Our Blessed Lord Jesus acts here as Divine Healer who heals human bodies and souls. The first healing is of a woman ... Read More »

The pandemic that started last year has revealed how much fear is in all of us.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/16/21

From the pastor’s desk on the 12th Sunday, year B

 

            The pandemic that started last year has revealed how much fear is in all of us. It has specially revealed how much we are afraid of dying. Many people desperately were clinging to this life only, as ... Read More »

In this Sunday’s gospel our Lord Jesus uses two parables to portray how the kingdom of God grows within us

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/09/21

 From the pastor’s desk on the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time year B

 

In this Sunday’s gospel our Lord Jesus uses two parables to portray how the kingdom of God grows within us. These are the parables of the seed of grain and of mustard seed. The seed ... Read More »

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 6/02/21

From pastor’s desk on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The second Sunday  after the Solemnity of Pentecost is dedicated to another great mystery of our faith. It is the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, popularly also called the Feast ... Read More »