Browsing the 2020 archive of Fr.'s Letters

On this 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A. September 13, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 9/12/20

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,        Thank you for your warm welcome to our parish family of Saint Therese. I’ve only been here a few days and Montauk already feels like home. While we are masked and socially distant to safeguard each other’s well-being, I hope ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. August 30th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/29/20

     My dear friends in Christ. Sadly, this is my last Sunday with you at St. Therese. So instead of regular spiritual message, this time I want to share my experience and express my words of gratitude.      When I arrived to Montauk first time to cover ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. August 23, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/23/20

In this Sunday’s gospel passage Jesus takes his disciples to the place called Caesarea Philippi. The tradition says that the whole scene was situated by the rock where there used to be a pagan cult of Pan. The place had very symbolic meaning, so exactly at that very spot ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A - August 16th, 2020.

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/16/20

Very often, when we pray for something, it seems that the Lord is deaf or He does not listen to us. Bad things happen to us or to our loved ones and the Lord seems to be cold and distant. Is He? Let us meditate on this Sunday’s parable ... Read More »

From Administrator's desk on the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, year A. August 9th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/09/20

“Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” – these are the words of Jesus addressed to the terrified apostles. The apostles are rowing in a boat on the stormy waters of the lake of Gennesaret. They are experienced sailors and fishermen. Yet, this situation is out of ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, August 2nd, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 8/02/20

There are so many needs that must be met so that we may find life’s satisfaction, from the most basic necessities like food, clothing, and shelter, to more sophisticated like companionship, education, and culture. Of these the greatest is the need for love and friendship. There are some studies ... Read More »

From Administrator's desk on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 7/26/20

What do we need to have good life? Very often we think we need a lot of things. We try to fill our lives with material possessions and we choke on them. We seek more friends, approval, and more connections, but as a result we get greatly disappointed. Frequently ... Read More »

From Administrator’s Desk, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, July 19, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 7/19/20

In his novel, “The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Robert Louis Stevenson quite accurately captures the struggle between good and evil in each human person. Although Stevenson’s novel seems an exaggeration, nonetheless, it shows well that in each one of us there’s a little bit of ... Read More »

From Administrator’s Desk, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A. July 12th, 2020

Posted by Louise Carman on 7/11/20

We live in a very busy world. At least, we think we are very busy. While reading the parable ofthe sower and the seed I was thinking of the time given us by God. It is all we have. We do not have allthe time of the world; in ... Read More »

From Administrator's Desk on the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Posted by Louise Carman on 7/05/20

On the Independence Day weekend we are invited to reflect on deeper meaning of our freedom andresponsibilities we carry out as American citizens. By signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, the Founding Fathers of America knew well the cost and the need for freedom from foreign ... Read More »