Pastoral Letter for the Third Sunday of Advent

Dear Sisters and Brothers, “Merry Christmas”, “cheers mate”, “have a good one”. We hear a lot of that around this time of the year. Well, “’Tis the season to be merry” and all that. But truly, what is Christmas joy, Christian joy and happiness? Believe it or not, John...

Pastoral Letter for Second Sunday of Lent 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers, What goes up must come down. Breathe in then breathe out.  These are truths, facts that most of us would not deny.  We take them for granted as self-evident.  In a way they are parts of a greater truth, a natural law: the law of gravity and...

Bishop Terry’s Pastoral Letter for Advent 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers, It is only when we are awakened to the danger of a particular situation that we begin to react.  Recently I was part of a conversation about things that happen when the plane is landing.  A friend was on board an aircraft as it was landing...