14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 July 3, 2022 There is an often-quoted line from the Book of Job that recent events bring to mind. “The LORD gave and the LORD has tak...
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 9:51-62 June 26, 2022 Every now and again, after the Creed, when the Prayers of the Faithful have been completed, the Cantor will introduce a ...
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Lk 9:11b-17 June 19, 2022 Our Bishop is vigorously urging the faithful of our Diocese to become involved in the “National Eu...
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Jn 16:12-15 June 12, 2022 For some reason, I’ve always liked the word “ANTITHESIS.” Even though it’s a pretty useful expression, it is rarely hea...
Pentecost Sunday JN 7:37-39 June 5, 2022 Beginning on Friday, May 27, and continuing for the next 9 days, many Christians around the world are praying a Novena to the Holy Spirit. ...
Seventh Sunday of Easter Jn 17:20-26 May 29, 2022 As a 73-year-old orphan, I have come to a deep appreciation for the importance of absence. It was only after my parents died…and w...
Sixth Sunday of Easter Jn 14:23-29 May 22, 2022 Our First Reading from the Acts of the Apostles offers us today an extremely valuable lesson on how to resolve the social/spiritual ...
Fifth Sunday of Easter Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35 May 14, 2022 On the Sunday after Easter, our Gospel Reading took us to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We heard how The Risen Christ ha...
Fourth Sunday of Easter Jn 10:27-30 May 8, 2022 This Sunday’s Gospel Reading is one of the shortest, but one most powerful proclaimed at Eucharist. It offers a lesson that ou...
Third Sunday of Easter Jn 21:1-19 or 21:1-14 April 24, 2022 We’ve all heard the expression: My whole life flashed in front of my eyes! It’s used when someone has had a close call…o...
Second Sunday of Easter Jn 20:19-31 April 24, 2022 Let’s begin with a question. If you found yourself marooned on a desert island, which “attitude” or “frame of mind” would be more...
Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord Jn 20:1-9 April 17, 2022 If you don’t use it…you lose it! That has certainly proven to be the case with the Spanish language which I work...
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Lk 22:14—23:56 April 10, 2022 Every news station, (REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL LEANINGS) broadcast a report of the atrocities the invaders committed i...
Fifth Sunday of Lent Jn 8:1-11 April 3, 2022 If you happened to watch any of the confirmation hearings for the most recent nominee to the United States Supreme Court…or read summar...
Fourth Sunday of Lent Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 March 27, 2022 Did it work? Did the emotional and heartfelt plea of the father win over the anger and bitter resentment of the older brother?...
Third Sunday of Lent Lk 13:1-9 March 20, 2022 With a bit of online research (Google), I learned that in a favorable climate, and with proper care, a fig tree will bear a good crop ...
Second Sunday of Lent Lk 9:28b-36 March 13, 2022 The importance of today’s Gospel is evident from the fact that the mountaintop experience is reported (with only slightly varying d...
First Sunday of Lent Lk 4:1-13 March 6, 2022 Why is he doing this? The media has been offering several different reasons for the invasion of Ukraine. Thinking varies. Of course, th...
Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 6:39-45 February 27, 2022 Bam! Bam! Bam! Jesus fired off a series of rapid fire verbal punches that must have made “some people’s” heads spin. B...
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 6:27-38 February 20, 2021 I was walking quickly past a “high end” coffee shop. I say “quickly” because the aroma wafting out of the cafe was stro...
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 6:17, 20-26 February 13, 2022 Feeling surrounded by threatening people and closed in by stressful circumstances, King David prayed to God for Divin...
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 5:1-11 February 6, 2022 Russia has amassed a sizable army at its border with Ukraine. In spite of intense diplomatic efforts, the real threat of wa...
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 4:21-30 January 30, 2022 It’s challenging to reflect on this week’s Gospel without thinking poorly of the people of Nazareth. They admired the pow...
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 January 23, 2022 These past Sundays have been a time of “capital R” Revelation. God is constantly, and in many different ways, pulli...
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Jn 2:1-11 January 16, 2022 These days, what the world seems to have run out of is common courtesy, civility, and mutual respect. It is impossible to ...
The Baptism of the Lord Lk 3:15-16, 21-22 January 9, 2021 When I was half the age I am today, I saw a movie called Cocoon. In spite of the many years that have passed, it came to m...
The Epiphany of the Lord Mt 2:1-12 January 2, 2022 At 7:20 a.m. EST, on December 25, 2021, as Christians were celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ, scientists around the world wer...
The Nativity of the Lord Lk 2:1-14 December 26, 2021 …there was no room for them in the inn… (Luke 2:7) That simple detail allows our imagination to visualize the Birth of Jesus Ch...
Fourth Sunday of Advent Lk 1:39-45 December 19, 2021 We conclude this Advent season with the beautiful story of The Visitation. Scripture scholars suggest different reasons why a y...
Third Sunday of Advent Lk 3:10-18 December 12, 2021 In earlier times, Christians observed an Advent fast. As Christmas approached, a break in the fast was permitted and that day of...
Second Sunday of Advent Lk 3:1-6 December 5, 2021 Every time I strain to read a book, or magazine, or directions, or even a label, I hear my mother’s voice from years past, defying...
First Sunday of Advent Lk 21:25-28, 34-36 November 28, 2021 HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Advent Season opens a new liturgical year. This is a season of joyful expectation as we prepare to c...