Fr. George's Blog

October 2018

Oct 25

30TH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME

This week’s Pastor’s Blog was going to be a reflection on the Pastoral Leadership Reflection sessions we have had at all three parishes, but the devastation caused by the recent and potentially future hurricanes, storms, and other calamities in the South and Southeast call for special attention.  The United States Conference of...
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Oct 19

29TH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME

Jesus summoned them and said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the servant...
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Oct 13

28TH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. Stephen R. Covey outlines strategies that are meant to enhance one’s life.   What I find most helpful is the fifth ‘habit’:  Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood.  It reminds me of the Prayer of St. Francis, “O divine Master, grant that I may not...
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Oct 3

27TH SUNDAY of ORDINARY TIME

This weekend’s Gospel in which Jesus addresses whether it is lawful, according to Mosaic Law, for a man to divorce his wife makes all of us uncomfortable.  While as Catholics, we believe in the sanctity and sacramental nature of marriage, there are not any of us in our close network of family and friends who have not been affected by...
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