Happy New Year!!

11-27-2016From the Pastor's DeskRev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

Happy New Year!! Today we start a new year in the Church with the First Sunday of Advent. Advent is our time to prepare for Christmas, the birth of Jesus, God’s personal presence among us. This year our preparation time of Advent is as long as it can be since Christmas Day is on a Sunday this year. One thing we all hunger and look for is peace in our hearts and in our world, the peace people have been seeking since the beginning of time. One of the titles given to Jesus is Prince of Peace. In our world today there are so many indications that fighting, war, and human incited chaos have cast a shadow of impossibility over the hopes of anyone for peace. In the Middle East, war continues to take human lives on a daily basis. In our own nation, there is unrest as we have elected a new president and many are demonstrating and even rioting against the one elected.


We Have the Greatest Unifier in Our Midst - Jesus Our Savior

11-20-2016From the Pastor's DeskRev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

Looking at our nation through the media and seeing the anger of many people over the winner of the presidential election, I wonder how long it will be until we will no longer be able to call ourselves the United States of America, but the Divided States of America instead. We will never have complete agreement among 350 million people. The only hope is to stop sensationalizing the discontented and riotous acts of some of our fellow citizens and the bias of the media and humbly, as grateful and blessed citizens of a great nation, seek peace with one another. Trump talks about building a wall to keep out illegal immigrants, but we are in the process of building walls between each other as fellow citizens.


What does the future hold for us?

11-13-2016From the Pastor's DeskRev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

What does the future hold for us? As I write this column it is the day before election day because the deadline to send in the bulletin is Monday, November 7th. The company that publishes the bulletin will be closed on Veterans’ Day, so that moves usual Wednesday deadline to Monday this week. That means the election will be over and we will have elected the next president of our nation. Our anticipation and concerns are either hopeful or disappointing as you read this column.


Our Faith and God Given Truths Can Do Wonders for the Unborn

11-06-2016From the Pastor's DeskRev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

This coming Tuesday is election day, a day that has been a focus in the media for more than a year as candidates sought to be nominated for president in our country. In all my years of voting as a citizen, I do not remember so much hype, disagreement, controversy, and angry feelings. In these past weeks I have been writing about what is THE critical issue that needs to be addressed- abortion. That point was made last week as we read a letter from Bishop Murphy asking us to pray before we go to vote. Prayer is openly seeking the wisdom of God, not letting God know what we want and think. We are at a point in the moral character of our nation where we will either continue to slaughter children in the womb or we will make a statement by our vote that this needs to be reformed.