September 2020 archive of Pastors Page

September 2020 archive of Pastors Page

Pastor's Page 2020-10-04

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/29/20

Dear Parishioners:

  Three readings using the image “vineyard” but each reading has a significantly different focus on the vineyard image. The first reading is focused on the vineyard itself:  it is the vineyard that fails, and Isaiah tells us: the Lord’s vineyard is the house of Israel.  Vatican ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-27

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/25/20

Dear Parishioners: Responding to the call of our American Bishops and our own Archbishop Etienne, our parish community of St. Gabriel is joining with all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Seattle to take up an “emergency collection” this weekend of September 26 & 27 for all people who ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-20

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/14/20

Dear Parishioners: Today’s Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time is the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) serves as a corrective to the false notions of entitlement and merit. The story reflects the socio-economic background of Palestine at the time of Jesus. The parable ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-06

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/03/20

Dear Parishioners: > Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020 < This is a “unique day” to reflect and appreciate the “fruits of labor” from all different areas of the workforce contributing to our everyday life. What an amazing realization of how we are connected together as a society and as ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-13

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/03/20

Dear Parishioners: Today’s Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 18: 21-35) addresses the necessity of repentance and repeated forgiveness that are required of those who call themselves Christian. What does it mean to forgive? First of all, forgiveness implies that there is something to forgive. Whether ... Read More »

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