From The Pastor's Desk


04
Feb 2019

Preached February 3, 2019; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon We meet with a rather unusual juxtaposition of readings in today’s Mass. For bookends we have the 1st reading from Jeremiah and the Gospel. In the 1st reading we hear God call prophet and tell him: It is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass, against the whole land; against Judah’s kings and princes, against its priests and people. They will fight against you but not prevail over you, for......

Read More


September 11, 2018

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached September 9, 2018; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Things have been very difficult lately. It should be evident now that we are living in extraordinary times; it is not your imagination.  Crazy...


June 04, 2018

Corpus Christi

Preached June 3, 2018: St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Jesus took great care in preparing for the Last Supper in which he gave us the sacrament of his Body and Blood. Jesus was...


October 16, 2017

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Preached October 15, 2017; St. Peter Catholic Church, The Dalles, Oregon Sunday after Sunday now we have been hearing a sequence of closely related parables. Last Sunday I pointed out the connection through the image...