The Bread of Life

08-12-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Each of us receives the abundant blessing of the Bread of Life - Holy Communion - when we participate in mass. We carry the bread of life forward and distribute it through our good works to all those we meet. We come back to Holy Communion to complete the cycle. This infinite circle keeps us constantly connected to God.

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I Am the Bread of Life

08-05-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Seeking eternal life has been the subject of many movies, books, and stories; in “The Last Crusade,” Indiana Jones’ quest is to find the Holy Grail and achieve immortality. Earthly death is our common denominator, and shattering the constraints of it has been a fantastical desire since the beginning of time.

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Become Contemplatives in Action

07-29-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

July 31 is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Fifty-four years ago, at the age of 17, I entered the society as a somewhat naive and reckless young adult. Asking God for travel and adventure, in His tremendous generosity, I received an overabundance of both. It is truly unbelievable the way God has graced me, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

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Rest and Relaxation

07-22-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

"Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." (Mk 6:31)

As we gear up for the new school and fiscal year, it is important that we all get rest, recreation, a retreat if possible. Jesus and his disciples were just as challenged then as we are today.

Let's all make an effort to "Recreate" ourselves through rest and relaxation.

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No-Frills Core of Our Mission

07-15-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

Jesus sent the 12 out, two by two, on a mission. No food, no money, nothing extra. What is the no-frills core of our mission and how can we accomplish it?

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My Grace is Sufficient

07-08-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made in perfect weakness." Lord, let me turn my weakness over to you so that your power can manifest in me, remembering that when I am weak, then your power working through me makes me strong.

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Increase our Faith

07-01-2018Pastor's LetterFr. George V. Wanser, S.J.

The woman with the hemorrhage was unclean according to Jewish law. She violated the law by touching Jesus. What faith she had that he would overlook her viiolation of the law, see her faith, and heal her of her afflictions! Lord, increase our faith...to help us grow in your love and overcome our fears and our shortcomings.

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