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Pastor's Page 2020-11-22

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 11/17/20

Dear Parishioners: … Happy Thanksgiving Day 2020… WELCOME BACK to our “limited public Mass” at our Prince of Peace Church after a short pause of two weekends to keep everyone safe. Looking back in this Liturgical Year and the effects which it had in our lives, there is so ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-11-15

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 11/10/20

Dear Prince of Peace Parishioners: As we come toward the end of the Church's liturgical year (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – with next weekend the Feast of Christ the King - last Sunday of the Liturgical Year), our Sunday Scripture readings relate another kind of accountability required of ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-11-08

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 11/05/20

Dear Parishioners: Happy Veteran Day - Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.  Veterans Day pays ... Read More »

Pastor's Pages 2020-11-01

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 10/29/20

Dear Parishioners: We celebrate the Feast of ALL SAINTS on this Sunday November 1 (also, the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time). Many thinks that sainthood is a privilege reserved only for the chosen few.  In fact, to become a saint is the task of every Christian, and what’s more, ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-10-25

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 10/19/20

Dear Parishioners: We’re already a month into the Fall Season, what a beautiful sight of this colorful Season! With this changing color of the leaves, there is also a changing in our clock-time as well – Daylight saving is ended.  Remember to change your clock back one-hour for next ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-10-18

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 10/12/20

Dear Parishioners: World Mission Sunday is celebrating this weekend October 17 & 18, We are called to this Eucharistic celebration – along with Catholics in every parish and the whole church through the world – to fulfill the call we first heard at Baptism, the call to be missionaries, ... Read More »

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 II ... 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 2020-09-13

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/14/20

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 it’s ... 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 »


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