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...