Browsing From the Pastor

We're All Different, Thank God -- I mean that!

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 2/06/17

Dear Parishioners,

I’m thinking about writing a book. I’m thinking about entitling it “If You’ve Never Had a Pickle Sandwich, There’s No Way You Can Understand Me”. It wouldn’t be a book about how weird I am but a book about how different everyone is from everyone else. Each ... Read More »

A Handshake and Eye Contact

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 2/06/17

Dear parishioners,

I know I write about my experiences in Mexico a lot. I hope you are not tired of it and I hope you realize that I know that I could have the same experiences here in the United States. The fact is that many of my experiences ... Read More »

Getting Rid of Political Correctness

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 1/18/17

Dear Parishioners,

In the last several weeks too many people have made comments to me about being tired of political correctness or how getting rid of political correctness will please God. Because of my understanding of the term political correctness, I’ve been quite concerned about those comments. My response ... Read More »

For thine is the kingdom...

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 1/03/17

Dear Parishioners,

One of our parishioners asked me recently about the doxology for the Our Father, that’s the “For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours…” She said a friend from another Christian tradition had recently attended a Catholic Mass and accused us of stealing it from ... Read More »

A Blessed and Happy New Year to all

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 1/02/17

Dear Parishioners,

As we go into this new year I am overwhelmed by my awareness of the many negatives in our country right now:  fear, anger, negativity itself, division, rampant lying and misinformation campaigns, insistence on forcing one agenda over another. You could probably add more which are heavy ... Read More »

Merry Christmas

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 12/23/16

Dear parishioners,

People like to say that “He is the reason for the season.” It has a nice ring to it and it makes us feel good but I’m not sure it is such a good attitude. Actually, I think, we are the reason for the season.

Jesus did ... Read More »

Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.

Posted by Rev. Ronald Cochran on 12/12/16

Dear Parishioners,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13, I’m preaching, in Tijuana, on Mt 21:28-32. Since I can’t think of anything else to write about for the bulletin, I’ll share my thoughts on this Gospel with you. That will also help me prepare to preach. It is the story of the ... Read More »