Weekly pastor’s post (May 12 – May 18)

Happy Easter! It is strange to find ourselves in the final week before the end of the season, the celebration of Pentecost, and the return to Ordinary Time. After the forty days of Lent, the forty days leading up to the Ascension, and these last ten days before Pentecost, I am both eager and reluctant … Read more

Weekly pastor’s post (May 5 – May 11)

This week has started out in perhaps the most delightful way: with the birth of my first niece, Charlotte Ruth Maurer (pictured right)! My sister-in-law, brother, and their three boys – along with all of us extended family – have been eagerly looking forward to welcoming her into the world. She was born about 1 … Read more

Weekly pastor’s post (April 21 – 27)

Phew! Between being gone on vacation to see the eclipse and spending last week with my brother priests in preparation for the next stage of Partners in the Gospel, I am ready to be back to a normal(ish) routine at the parish…. though I’m dreading the inevitable onslaught of deferred messages and tasks. Ah well … Read more

(re)Introducing the weekly pastor’s post!

Almost a year ago, I started a series at the parish website – a weekly pastor’s post. I quickly found that I enjoy the opportunity to research saints I wouldn’t otherwise celebrate or know, muse a bit on topics that didn’t quite fit the bulletin or in a homily, highlight current events in-parish and out, … Read more