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...