Monday, February 19, 2018
Readings for Sunday, February 18 / 1st Sunday of Lent: Genesis 9:8-15 | Psalm 25 | 1 Peter 3:18-22 | Mark 1:12-15
Jesus Christ is not afraid to come to the desert of our soul and pour His grace out in abundance to make of it a garden.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Readings for Sunday, February 11 / 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 | Psalm 32 | 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 | Mark 1:40-45
Our contemporary world often tries to create a division between Jesus and Religion, as if Jesus was opposed to all religious affiliation. The Gospel today shows us quite a different story.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Readings for Sunday, February 4 / 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Job 7:1-4, 6-7 | Psalm 147 | 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 | Mark 1:29-39
Feeling hopeless? Look closer. This homily also discusses the parish plans for Lent this year.
Monday, January 29, 2018
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
While we're at it....
V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. May the Lord preserve him, give him life,
and make him blessed upon the earth,
and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
Our Father... Hail Mary...
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Readings for Sunday, January 21 / 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 | Psalm 25 | 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 | Mark 1:14-20
When Jonah received the call to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh, he refused because 'they' weren't worthy of it. How easy it can be to draw lines between ourselves and others, or even subtly to rank a person or group of people as better or worse than others. In those places where we fail to value the life of every person before, the Lord calls to us: repent!
Sunday, January 14, 2018
|Ottavio Vannini's painting of John the Baptist |
telling Andrew 'Behold, the Lamb of God'
Readings for Sunday, January 14 / 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 | Psalm 40 | 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20 | John 1:35-42
As we begin again the quiet journey with Jesus in the 'green' time of the liturgical year, we are called to learn the voice of the Lord and follow the Lord that we might be able to understand the cry of our hearts when Jesus speaks to us: 'What are you looking for?'
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Readings for Sunday, January 7 / Epiphany of the Lord: Isaiah 60:1-6 | Psalm 72 | Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 | Matthew 2:1-12
Today we imitate the Magi in seeking after the Lord, rejoicing when we find Him, and walking away changed from the encounter.