Entries by Michelle Guthrie

Father’s Letter: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,

Last weekend I made sure that everyone carefully read the “Seven Secrets of Successful Parishioners”. I consider it very important that we have a parish family in which everyone participates as fully as they can with regards to prayer, volunteering, contributing to and supporting both our parish’s mission in particular and the Church’s mission in general.

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Father’s Letter: 18th Sunday

Dear Friends,

What a harsh rebuke St Peter receives from our Lord! “Get behind me Satan!” What could possibly warrant such words, especially since St. Peter had just been called “blessed” for confessing that Christ is the Son of God? Sadly, the rebuke is aimed at a mentality which is all too present in our culture: a denial or hatred of suffering. Just as last weekend, we reflected on our unwillingness to act in a “radical” way as witnesses to the value of the Gospel, so too this weekend the Church draws our attention to the absolute, central importance of following the path of Christ in its entirety, a path which necessarily includes the Cross.

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Father’s Letter: The Transfiguration of the Lord

Dear Friends,

What a harsh rebuke St Peter receives from our Lord! “Get behind me Satan!” What could possibly warrant such words, especially since St. Peter had just been called “blessed” for confessing that Christ is the Son of God? Sadly, the rebuke is aimed at a mentality which is all too present in our culture: a denial or hatred of suffering. Just as last weekend, we reflected on our unwillingness to act in a “radical” way as witnesses to the value of the Gospel, so too this weekend the Church draws our attention to the absolute, central importance of following the path of Christ in its entirety, a path which necessarily includes the Cross. 

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