First Sunday of Advent MK 13:33-37 November 29, 2020 I am longing for the day when I can spend some time with God talking about something other than the pandemic. And I really thou...
The Solemnity of Christ the King MT 25:31-46 November 22, 2020 WE HAVE NO KING BUT CAESAR! That was the shout rising up from the mob, demonstrating in front of the government offic...
33 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 25:14-30 November 15, 2020 Every time I hear some “unprofessional” person play the piano, I feel a pang of regret for abandoning piano lessons as a yo...
32 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 25:1-13 November 8, 2020 I know a whole lot about wedding parties…bridesmaids and groomsmen. In my late teens and early 20’s, a number of relati...
Solemnity of All Saints MT 5:1-12A November 1, 2020 Back in 1954, a man named Irving Berlin wrote a song that was recorded by two very popular singers. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clo...
30 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 22:34-40 October 25, 2020 A good friend sent me a text. It read: I can’t help wondering if we’ll ever find normal again. I suspect people all around t...
29 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 22:15-21 October 18, 2020 On October 3, the day prior to the official feast day of Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis traveled the short distance from Ro...
28 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 22:1-14 OR 22:1-10 October 11, 2020 Brides around the world must certainly appreciate the frustration and bitter disappointment that the king, feature...
27 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 21:33-43 October 4, 2020 I know next to nothing about grapevines. So, when Sacred Scripture sets a lesson within a vineyard, I find myself straining t...
26 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 21:28-32 September 27, 2020 I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE! How many times have you heard someone say that recently? I just don’t know what to beli...
25 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 20:1-16A September 20, 2020 A 35-year-old “tech billionaire” named Sean Parker was recently interviewed. He used the interview as an opportunity to se...
24 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 18:21-35 September 13, 2020 During a recent “online” conversation, a good friend of mine expressed his feelings that “no one deserves hell!” I replied...
23 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 18:15-20 September 6, 2020 It was upsetting to hear that there was a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. Two deaths and a serious injury were th...
22 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 16:21-27 August 30, 2020 I recently watched a TV program called “WWYD?” Obviously, a reference to WWJD — WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? In fact, the “Y” s...
21 Sunday in Ordinary Time Matt 16:13-20 August 23, 2020 I happen to be one of those people constantly wasting precious time looking for my car keys. You would think that I would l...
20 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 15:21-28 August 16, 2020 I saw a cartoon…just a little black and white drawing; nothing fancy. There was a figure that was clearly Jesus, and He...
19 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 14:22-23 August 9, 2020 There is an old adage that has been reframed in many different ways. No one seems to know who was the first to put the obvious...
18 Sunday In Ordinary Time MT 14:13-21 August 2, 2020 Our First Reading this week is taken from Isaiah 55. Often referred to as “The Prince of Prophets,” God spoke to Israel throug...
17 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 13:44-52 OR 13:44-46 July 26, 2020 A race has begun, quite possibly the most important competition in human history. The competitors in this momentous...
16 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 13:24-43 OR 13:24-30 July 19, 2020 The panic shopping that marked the early days of the pandemic cleared out the “baked goods” aisle. Once there was n...
15 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 13:1-23 OR 13:1-9 July 12, 2020 There were three pieces of mail waiting for me at the parish office this week. As I glanced quickly through the letter...
14 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 11:25-30 July 5, 2020 Someone texted me a cartoon. “Lady Liberty” had stepped down from and was hiding behind the base on which she has stood since th...
13 Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 10:37-42 June 28, 2020 A recent survey conducted by a research group working out of the University of Chicago “revealed” the majority of Americans are...
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 10:26-33 June 21, 2020 This past week, a photograph appeared ALL TOO BRIEFLY on an Internet news service. Even without any background story, the ...
The Body and Blood of Christ JN 6:51-58 June 14, 2020 I came to the end of the aisle in the grocery store, and as I turned my cart to shop the next aisle, I had a head-on collision...
Trinity Sunday JN 3:16-18 June 7, 2020 By designating the first Sunday after Pentecost “Trinity Sunday,” the Church directs the spotlight on one of the most important mysteries of ...
Pentecost Sunday JN 20:19-23 May 31, 2020 Last week, some friends surprised me with a wonderful gift. It was truly a morale booster that helped me to deal with the “quarantine fati...
Seventh Sunday of Easter JN 17:1-11A May 24, 2020 When the STAY AT HOME is finally lifted…I don’t know where to go first…Weight Watchers or AA! The joke has been told a...
Sixth Sunday of Easter JN 14:15-21 May 17, 2020 Have you had this conversation lately? Is today Tuesday or Wednesday? Wow! You have lost track of time. It’s Friday! During this tim...
Fifth Sunday of Easter JN 14:1-12 May 10, 2020 On Holy Saturday evening, this Sunday’s Gospel came to my mind, almost to the point of displacing the brilliant message that The Cruc...
Fourth Sunday of Easter JN 10:1-10 May 3, 2020 Our local “good shepherd” has been broadcasting liturgies so that the faithful can continue to enjoy at least “a sense” of communal p...
Third Sunday of Easter LK 24:13-35 April 26, 2020 Every now and again I am asked to “do a blessing” at a family’s “new home.” The Church provides a be...
Second Sunday of Easter JN 20:19-31 April 19, 2020 On this Second Sunday of Easter, designated Divine Mercy Sunday by John Paul II, my focus, personal prayer and reflection, and, c...
Easter Sunday JN 20:1-9 April 12, 2020 I am usually hard-pressed to say anything on Easter Sunday morning except…ALLELUIA! Easter is truly the season of hope and joy…an...
Palm Sunday MT 26:14—27:66 OR 27:11-54 April 5, 2020 The liturgy for “Palm Sunday of The Lord’s Passion” begins with the proclamation of a processional Gospel. All four of the Gosp...
Fifth Sunday of Lent JN 11:1-45 March 29, 2020 The Plague, by French philosopher Albert Camus, although first published over 70 years ago, offers a very vivid description of everyt...
Fourth Sunday of Lent JN 9:1-41 March 22, 2020 Last weekend, reality hit. The very same “reality” we Christians marked ourselves with on Ash Wednesday. The “reality” that so many p...
Third Sunday of Lent JN 4:5-42 March 15, 2020 “Social distancing” is an expression that is becoming more and more familiar as the coronavirus continues to spread. Besides avoiding ...
Second Sunday of Lent MT 17:1-9 March 8, 2020 On Thursday, February 28th, as the very dire consequences of the coronavirus were being reported, the Church was celebrating the lives...
First Sunday of Lent MT 4:1-11 March 1, 2020 Last fall, I had TKR (total knee replacement) surgery, and I quickly reached the point of boring myself with the details of my recovery...
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 5:38-48 February 23, 2020 Our Gospel concludes with what certainly seems to be a near impossible challenge. Jesus calls us to be perfect, even as...
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 5:17-37 OR 5:20-22A, 27-28, 33-34A, 37 February 16, 2020 For health as well as appearance sake, a good friend was determined to begin 2020 “on a di...
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 5:13-16 February 9, 2020 Way back in 1940, there was a special movie premier…Not in Hollywood or New York or London…but in Port Huron, ...
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord LK 2:22-40 OR 2:22-32 February 2, 2020 Growing up near Lake Erie, my family was no stranger to “tornado warnings.” Our home was located right ...
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time MT 4:12-23 OR 4:12-17 January 26, 2020 I was in a meeting with a group of parishioners to plan upcoming liturgies. The recently ordained associate pas...
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time JN 1:29-34 January 19, 2020 Among the very first songs that Catholic school children learned prior to Vatican II was the Agnus Dei. Agnus Dei Qui tol...
Baptism of the Lord MT 3:13-17 January 12, 2020 I have never been a big fan of poetry. Maybe because it usually takes a good deal of work to understand and appreciate the message t...
The Epiphany of the Lord MT 2:1-12 January 5, 2020 Pope Francis frequently voices his concern over the Church’s declining influence in the world. Most recently, on December 21, 201...
Feast of The Holy Family MT 2:13-15, 19-23 December 29, 2019 Inspired by his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, St. Francis of Assisi returned to Italy and initiated what quickly became ...
Fourth Sunday of Advent MT 1:18-24 December 22, 2019 Our First Reading introduces a character named Ahaz into the Advent Season. If this passage was all that we know about him, we ...
Third Sunday of Advent MT 11:2-11 December 15, 2019 A friend called me this week and asked what I know about the Latin phrase Lectio Divina. Translated as Divine Reading, the term ...
Second Sunday of Advent MT 3:1-12 December 8, 2019 As we began the second week of this Advent season, I am beginning the third week after total knee replacement surgery. The experi...
First Sunday of Advent MT 24:37-44 December 1, 2019 I am embarrassed because last Sunday’s blog was a “repeat”. I am especially embarrassed, because I “should’ve-could’ve” been bet...