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Always Forward, Never Look Back

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

Jesus, when bidding farewell to his friends before his ascension, spoke these words: “It’s better for you that I go away.” “You will be sad now, but your sadness will turn to joy.” “Don’t cling to me, go instead to Galilee and I will meet you there.” Strange words! ... Read More »

Always Forward, Never Look Back

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

Last weekend I was in California for a family wedding. In anticipation of the canonization (making a saint) of Blessed Junipero Serra, I visited some of the Missions along the way. He will be formally declared a SAINT by Pope Francis on September 23, 2015 during the Pope’s visit ... Read More »

Answering your Questions: 3 Year Strategic Plan

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

Q. Why do we need a strategic plan?

A. Why does a constructor need a plan? In order to build. Not just a building, but a strong, beautiful building. Christ didn’t just tell us to survive. He told us to go and make disciples of all nations. The strategic ... Read More »

Looking . . .

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

Dear parishioners, family, friends and visitors,

The story is told of two rabbis who were sitting together talking one day.  One of the rabbis was a very old man with a lot of experience, while the other was young and still learning insights of being a rabbi.  The old ... Read More »

A Time to be Quiet and a Time to Speak

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

I like to visit the church of my First Communion. Whenever I’m in the city and nearby, I stop in to make a visit. I gaze on the same sanctuary that I did as a child, and somehow in that empty church, the place is crowded with memories of ... Read More »

Transfiguration

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

Last Sunday the Annual Academy Awards Ceremony created buzz about all the stars: what they wore and how they looked.  Inevitably the commentators speculated on who has had some “work done” to look their best. The plastic surgery culture says that deep emotional satisfaction will be gained when the ... Read More »

Lent is a challenge for the follower of Jesus.

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

 As disciples, we must live in this world, while deep down everything is being driven and motivated by the next.

Unfortunately, St. Matthew seems to tell us that Jesus condemns this harshly. He describes it as hypocrisy. To understand what Jesus is trying to tell us; we might think ... Read More »

Starting off our Lenten Journey right

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

             This Wednesday, we begin our annual Lenten Journey with Jesus as individuals and as a parish. The traditional disciplines of Lent, Fasting, Prayer and Almsgiving come into Orbit and compete for our attention which is stimulated by most of what our society seems to offer.

              We are ... Read More »

Prayer was the secret of our Lord’s life.

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

With the Super Bowl finished last Sunday;  the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars) is just 2 weeks away.  We move quickly from deflated footballs to inflated egos!

 The film industry cranks up its efforts to advance their films with all type of advertisements, promotional screenings, and other efforts. Celebrity and ... Read More »

What have you to do with me?

Posted by Fr Kenneth Anderson

              What do you have to do with me?  It is such a common comment, such an everyday noise. Somehow it seems like an overreaction to call it a demon, yet its power to alter the course of our lives, its power to make us or break us, is ... Read More »