Browsing Pastor's Daily Reflections

Prayer in a Time of Anxiety

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

(As we begin the Fifth Week of Lent where we reflect on The Resurrection of Lazarus- John 11: 1-45- Fr. Aidan opens with this beautiful poem and music suggestions for the weekend.)

Prayer in a Time of Anxiety It seems that I return to you most easily when I ... Read More »

Who is Poor and Who is Rich? Who Gets to Decide who is Holy? (Continued)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

WHO IS POOR AND WHO IS RICH? WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHO IS HOLY?

(continued)

 On the days when our so called “normal lives “are turned upside down

We need to be reminded that Holiness is never out of our reach.

Our circumstances at present are not easy but ... Read More »

Who is Poor and Who is Rich? Who Gets to Decide who is Holy?

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

WHO IS POOR AND WHO IS RICH? WHO GETS TO DECIDE WHO IS HOLY? - March 26, 2020

 

We continue our tour around the beautiful gardens of our Parish. Today and tomorrow we will reflect with Fr Aidan on the statue of the Holy Family.

The Statue of ... Read More »

A Unique Cross

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

A Unique Cross - March 25, 2020

Soon after the Statue of Brigid was installed, a child asked me, “Why is she holding a ninja throwing star?”

Brigid is in fact holding a very unique Cross

The origin of the Cross goes something like this. It is said ... Read More »

How to Honor and How to Design

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

How to Honor and How to Design

The process of deciding to add a statue and then coming up with a design was a journey in and of itself. As I stated above (see yesterday’s post) sadly we had a young lady named after Brigid (spelt differently) who took ... Read More »

Brigid of Ireland

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

Brigid Of Ireland, wrap us in Thy Mantle & Walk with Us Along the Way 

The Coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives in so many different ways and on levels big and small.

A simple example of this, can be found in the latest addition of the parish grounds ... Read More »

A Sunday Like No Other

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

A Sunday Like no Other

Things have shifted.

Things have changed.

Fr. Philip shared with me today that as he was returning from a funeral (so dressed in clerical garb)

He was filling his tank with gas, and  young man approached him asking him, not for money, not to ... Read More »

A Saturday 4pm Vigil (Like no other)

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

A Saturday 4pm Vigil (Like no other) My Friends, Sometimes I think I am the worst offender of “Thou Shalt Keep Holy the Sabbath Day.”Of course, I am privileged to celebrate the Eucharist. I am privileged to greet you at the door, or sing with Sandy & Brian at ... Read More »

Sailing into Uncharted Waters

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

Sailing Into Uncharted Waters

As Pastor I just wanted to  check in with you. You have been in my prayers, especially this morning as I walked our beautiful grounds. It was quieter than usual without the traffic of folks driving to Mass and without the sounds of children playing ... Read More »

Dear Parishioners

Posted by Meagan Milstead on 3/31/20

Dear Parishioners,

The first Greek words I learned in Scripture Studies were φοβοῦ (mais phobou). This translates as “Do Not Be Afraid.” These were the first words spoken by the Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation and the opening words of Jesus after the Resurrection.

There is a lot of ... Read More »