Pastor’s Notes

Last week Fr. Micah asked for a blessing from Maria after Mass for a successful doctor’s appointment.   She gave it with gusto… a Hispanic grandma’s blessing.  She turned and gave one to me too.  I crossed myself with “gusto” as well.  We Catholics, like…

Pastor’s Notes

“The Art of Breathing” I saw a tee shirt the last year about this time.  It said simply, “BREATHE!”  I am not so sure why that word seemed so profound.  Sometimes we forget to breathe.  Sometimes in the midst of crazy lives, we forget…

Pastor’s Notes

“The Smell of the Sheep” One of Pope Francis’s famous and early quotes had to do with sheep smell. Priestly leaders must know the folks they preach to and hence the smell of the sheep.  Wet sheep smell is not pleasant.  I had funeral…