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    Welcome to my little website.  When I was a newly ordained priest, my first pastor gave me a full page in the parish bulletin to fill each week.  He told me he did not care what I wrote about as long as I filled the page.  He explained that only 1/3 of the parish would hear me preach on any given Sunday because I celebrated two out of six parish Masses but every parishioner would read the bulletin so this was a way that I could reachout to them and they could get to know me better. After four years in the parish, I was transferred to another parish and as I was leaving many people asked me to send them my weekly bulletin column by e-mail and thus my internet ministry was born.  

    When I was trying to decide what to write about in my weekly bulletin article, I came across a quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen that went something like "There are not a hundred people in the world who hate the Catholic Church for what we teach but there are thousands who hate the Catholic Church for what they think we teach."  With that quote in mind, I began to choose oen topic a month to explain more indepth the Church's teaching on those issues.  From those mustardseeds has blossomed this website filled with infomation about the Catholic faith that I find interesting and informative.  I invite you to take your time and explore the different teachings and reflections.  I hope above all that these things will ultimately lead you closer to God.
     
    Thank you and God bless,
    Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius

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    Personal Penance Services
    This book is designed for Catholics who wish to be better prepared to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The book contains Scripture passages to meditate on and examinations of consciences to help prepare one to better confess his or her sins.

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    Stations of the Cross For Priests
    This book allows a Catholic priest to travel with our Lord to Calvary in a special way as he also ponders his own ministry and experiences as a Catholic priest.

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    • February 19
      Let us begin today’s reflection with the simple idea of praising God for the fact that he desires to be with us and wants to talk to us.
    • February 12
      I hope these reflections on prayers will give you the freedom to discover your own style of prayer that brings you closer to God.
    • February 5
      I would like to devote this month’s spiritual ponderings into a series of reflections on prayer with the hope that your prayer life and my own will grow and bring even closer to the Lord.
    • January 29
      Here are the last three points of my reflection.  I hope that they have helped deepen your faith life..
    • January 22
      Another reason, people leave the Church is that they have come to the conclusion that they know better than the Church and thus better than God.  They see religion as something that only foolish and superstitious would dive into.  These people like to dissect religions and focus on the negative instead of the positive.
    • January 15
      As I continuing sharing my thoughts with you I pray and hope that they will help you develop a deeper faith life.
    • January 8
      As I continue to share with you from my reflection called “Where is the Faith?” I invite you to examine your hearts to find the areas of faith that you need to strengthen.   May we all be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  
    • January 1
                      As we begin a new year, I would like to share a reflection with you that I wrote last year during a time of prayer and titled “Where is the Faith?”  I hope that it will inspire you to appreciate and take your Catholic faith a little more serious this year.