A Note from our Pastor

May 24, 2020

As most of you know by now, I will be leaving Holy Spirit Parish and moving to St. Simon’s Parish in Los Altos as pastor there effective July 1st. I know this news is hard to hear and it was very difficult for me to share with the community via [...]

May 17, 2020 – Collective Grief

Over the last week during my retreat called “Second Mountain” which was coined by David Brooks for his last book of the same name, I have been talking about how life is often lived on two mountains. The first mountain is our youthful days when [...]

May 10, 2020 – Second Mountain

A few weeks ago, in my Sunday homily I spoke about David Brooks, and his book “Second Mountain.” In his book, he describes how life is often lived on two mountains. The first mountain is most often our youthful days when we are trying to define [...]

May 2, 2020 – Finding Home

So much of our lives have changed in the last six weeks of the Shelter-in-Place order and the global fight against the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. It is hard to find a new normal in the midst of this much time at home. My own routines have [...]

April 26, 2020 – Remembrance

The scripture passage from the today’s gospel of Luke that tells of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus is one of my favorites of the Easter season. I see this as a model for discipleship for all of us in our own lives, maybe now more than [...]

April 19, 2020 – Truth

“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Thomas earned the name of “doubting Thomas” because of this famous line. But if we are honest, most all of [...]

April 12, 2020 – Christ is Risen! Alleluia!

As I write this article, I realize we will not be together at Easter and you will be reading this article online and not in the paper bulletin! It feels so strange but all of Lent this year has been strange with the coronavirus and COVID-19 [...]

March 29, 2020 – Called to Serve

In a few short weeks the world has turned upside down. We shelter in place and keep a social distance in a desperate bid to slow the advance of this coronavirus. And we pray our efforts are more successful than in Italy and New York. It is [...]

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