First Sunday of Advent Mt 24:37-44 November 27, 2022 Appreciating how essential a “good night’s sleep” is to overall health and well being, more experts are making recommendations ...
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Lk 23:35-43 November 20, 2022 Last week, Charles III dedicated the first posthumous statue of his mother, Queen Elizabe...
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 21:5-19 November 13, 2022 We are in the final days of this liturgical year. As Ordinary Time concludes, our Sunday Readings are always “apocalyptic;...
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 20:27-38 November 6, 2022 I gave myself quite a headache this week… ”multi-tasking!” I was reflecting on the Readings for this Sunday. Simultaneousl...
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 19:1-10 October 30, 2022 The most recent postings on the web page for NASA include beautiful images of a spectacular phenomenon that has bee...
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 18:9-14 October 23, 2022 On October 11, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass at St. Peter’s, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Second Vati...
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 18:1-8 October 16, 2022 Recently, a candidate for a local judgeship rang my doorbell. We had a very brief and pleasant conversation. The purpose of ...
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 17:11-19 October 9, 2022 Influenced by my father’s example from many years past, when I am stopped in traffic, I have always (for almost 57...
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 17:5-10 October 2, 2022 Considered to be one of the “minor” Prophets of the Old Testament, Habakkuk definitely raises a “major” issue; nam...
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Lk 16:19-31 September 25, 2022 The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, made a visit to Pakistan in the wake of the horrific f...
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 16:1-13 September 18, 2022 This would be a good weekend to “call in sick.” This Gospel is not only complex, but also extremely confusing. It...
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Lk 15:1-32 September 11, 2022 Almost universally known, Jesus’s parable of the Prodigal Son offers a lesson that transcends sibling rivalry and res...
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Lk 14:25-33 September 4, 2022 You may never be as wise as an owl… But you will always be a hoot to me! Pretty corny, right? But considering how seve...
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 14:1, 7-14 August 28, 2022 This Sunday, we find Jesus doing what He so often did…using His surroundings to deliver an important teaching. I...
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 13:22-30 August 21, 2022 Sore knees and locked doors! These Readings seem like they are directed at me personally. I definitely have sore kn...
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 12:49-53 August 14, 2022 O.M.G. What in the world is a preacher supposed to do with these three Readings? Especially the Gospel!! We come to th...
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 12:32-48 August 7, 2022 The term “long hauler” has taken on a very negative connotation…once again…thank you, Covid! But don’t be too hasty to...
18 Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 12:13-21 July 31, 2022 The richest man in the world will soon take possession of a so-called “super yacht.” The price tag is close to a 1/2 billion do...
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 10:38-42 July 17, 2022 I was talking with a young couple who will be celebrating the Sacrament of Christian Marriage this fall. At some point i...
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lk 10:25-37 July 10, 2022 During the early weeks of the invasion, the first lady of Ukraine gave an interview to an American journalist. Speaking ...
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...