Farewell to Fr. Paul

08-09-2015Weekly ReflectionFr. Chauncey Winkler

Dear Parish Family,

Father Paul has served Our Lady of the Lake Parish for two years. I am grateful for his kindness, his prayerful spirit, his hard work and his friendship. The priest who currently leads the Society of Saint Thomas the Apostle (the priestly society from southern India to which Father Paul belongs) has called Father Paul to return to him right away. Since the call came while I was away, I was unable to say goodbye to him in person (as were many of you). However, I am grateful to God for Father Paul’s ministry here with us. Let us all remember Father Paul in a prayer of thanksgiving, and ask God to bless him as he continues to respond to his call. Thank you.

Yours in Christ,
Father Chauncey

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-26-2015Weekly ReflectionFr. Paul Pulimalayil

2 Kings 4:42-44, Ephesians 4:1-6, John 6:1-15

We were meditating during this month about the prophet, starting from Jesus passing on to the disciples and their experience and we come to the final part of that series of meditations. We are brought to the Eucharist. The Prophet is to become the Eucharist. According to Vatican II council Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. This Sunday we begin a five week focus on the 6th chapter of the Gospel of John. The event is packed with meaning. It obviously refers to the Eucharist. The meditation should lead us to a better participation in the Eucharist which will force us to look in to the needs of our brethren.