September 18, 2022

TWENTy-Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Amos cries out against those who exploit the poor for the sake of extortion and greed.  They seek to serve only themselves rather than the Lord.  By giving ourselves to God rather than to money, we can truly pray with blameless hands for all those in need, especially the poor whom the Lord will raise up.


September 11, 2022

TWENTy-Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Moses intercedes on behalf of the people who had turned away from the covenant.  The Lord delights not in sin, but in our turning back to Him, for a contrite and humbled heart God will never spurn.  He sent His Son into the world not to condemn sinners, but to save them


September 4, 2022

TWENTy-THIRD Sunday In Ordinary Time

Who can comprehend the Lord's ways or conceive what the Lord intends?  True wisdom leads us to acknowledge our limitations and our idols of materialism as we seek to follow the Lord without reservation.  True discipleship calls us to forgive those who have wronged us.  May we gain wisdom of heart to discern more fully our call to take up the cross of Jesus.


AUGUST 28, 2022

TWENTy-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time

Humility and self-knowledge go hand in hand.  Those who conduct their affairs with humility shall be exalted, while these who exalt themselves shall be humbled.  The humble shall rejoice and exalt before God in the assembly of the heavenly Jerusalem.


AUGUST 21, 2022

TWENTy-First Sunday In Ordinary Time

No one is to be excluded from the kingdom for all peoples are called to proclaim the praises of the Lord and confess His holy name.  No ethnic or religious group possesses exclusive right to the kingdom.  Suffering and pain are part of the human condition.


AUGUST 14, 2022

TWENTIETH Sunday In Ordinary Time

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AUGUST 7, 2022

NINEteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

The author of Wisdom speaks of "that night" of exodus from bondage in Egypt when the Lord delivered His chosen people from death.  Let us be prepared for the Lord who will come again, perhaps in the midst of night.  As we walk in darkness, our journey to our heavenly homeland is illuminated by faith.


July 31, 2022

EIghteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Listen carefully to the voice of the Lord, set your heart on what will last forever.  We only find ourselves if we believe that our possessions will bring us happiness and life.  Instead, "grow rich in the sight of the Lord".


July 24, 2022

SEventeenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

In bargaining with God, Abraham demonstrates a real persistence in prayer.  Jesus invites us to persist in prayer as well, to "ask...seek...knock".  May our prayer open us to God's will, and so build up His strength within us.  In baptism, we have died with Christ, and have been raised to life with Him.


July 17, 2022

Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Abraham, the just and upright man, graciously hosts three visitors.  As Mary and Martha host Jesus, He speaks of only one thing as necessary for us who follow Him being open to receive the message and person of Jesus, and being receptive so the "mystery of Christ" as He comes to us through one another.


July 10, 2022

Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

The law of the Lord, the great commandment of love is not something "mysterious" or "remote".  Indeed, it is "very near" to us.  Yet how difficult it is to fulfill, being neighbor to whoever is in need.  But if we seek God, we must "go ahead and do the same" for we have been created in, for, and through Christ.


July 3, 2022

Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Let us boast of nothing but the cross of Christ.  Through it His grace and power are made known to His servants.  Tremendous deeds shall be performed in His name; the reign of God is proclaimed, peace is given as gift, and the forces of sin are overcome.


June 26, 2022

Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

Elisha is summoned to follow the prophet Elijah and to succeed him.  Jesus insists that those who follow Him must abandon all material or psychological securities, walking ever forward without looking back.  It is the Lord alone who is to hold fast our lot.  Paul distinguishes between freedom and license.


June 19, 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Melchizedek, priest of God Most High, offers bread and wine as a blessing upon Abram.  Jesus fulfills this offering, giving us His own body and blood under the forms of bread and wine.  Thus is our hunger satisfied in abundance, as we make our pilgrim way to the heavenly banquet.


June 12, 2022

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We are at peace with God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ.  God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  This Spirit, who is Wisdom itself, will lead us into all truth.  How wonderful the name of our triune God in all the earth.


June 5, 2022

Pentecost Sunday

All of us have been baptized into one and the same Spirit, and live by that same Spirit.  That same Spirit, the Advocate, was given as gift to the disciples to remind them of all that Jesus said and did, and to strengthen them to go forth in the name of the Lord, "to renew the face of the earth."


may 29, 2022

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Jesus commissions His disciples to baptize in His name, reminding them that He is always present through his Spirit.  Jesus ascended to his Father amid cries of gladness, entering into the heavenly sanctuary.  We are to be His witnesses, mindful of the great hope to which we are called.


may 22, 2022

sixth Sunday of Easter

By listening attentively to the Spirit promised by Jesus, the early Church resolves the question whether Gentile converts need to observe certain Jewish ritual practices.  All are called to dwell in the heavenly Jerusalem, founded on the twelve apostles of the Lamb.


may 15, 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter

At the conclusion of their missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas tell the Antioch community all that the Lord had accomplished in their preaching the kingdom of God.  This kingdom, to be marked by our love for each other, will reach its fulfillment in new heavens and a new earth.


may 8, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Know that Jesus is the Lord, the lamb on the throne who will shepherd His flock and give them eternal life.  In His name, Paul and Barnabas proclaim the word of God to Jew and Gentile alike.


may 1, 2022

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus appears to seven of His disciples, among them Peter who proclaims his unfailing love for the Lord.  Jesus commissions him to feed the sheep.  Later, in the face of persecution, Peter and the apostles proclaim the name of Jesus, the Lamb who was slain and who rescues us from death.


April 24, 2022

Second Sunday of Easter

As Thomas believed because he saw the risen Jesus, so too were many brought to faith through the various signs and wonders wrought by the apostles.  They proclaimed as Lord "the stone rejected by the builder", "the First and the Last of the One who lives."


April 17, 2022

easter sunday

Alleluia!  The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone!  If we have died with Christ, we shall also rise with Him and pass from death to life.


April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Jesus, humbling himself out of love for us, did not shield His face from buggets and spitting, but offered His life on the cross.  He relied on His Father's love.


April 3, 2022

fifth sunday of lent

The story of the raising of Lazarus takes place immediately after Jesus made several claims to being the Son of God.  John the Evangelist plunges us into the cosmic realm whereby the evil forces of this world and the power of God's glory are at ware with each other.


march 27, 2022

fourth sunday of lent

In this Gospel, Jesus goes against the traditions of His day.  The beginning of the story of the Man Born Blind challenges this view of inherited evil:  Jesus answered, "Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him."


march 20, 2022

THIRD sunday of lent

The grace of God is always there for everyone.  Regardless of the entanglements of our lives, He values all of us enough to actively seek us, to draw us to His intimacy.  There are many people who thirst for healing, but they do no know how to go about encountering Jesus - perhaps they are too afraid, unsure or embarrassed to talk to God; perhaps they feel excluded or intimidated by others whose main agenda is to recognize and highlight their faults.


march 13, 2022

Second sunday of lent

Abram's faith is sealed with a covenant initiated by God, our light and our salvation.  The transfiguration of Jesus prefigures the transformation in glory to which we are called by our sharing in the paschal mystery - the dying and rising of Jesus.


march 6, 2022

First sunday of lent

Moses recounts great events of salvation history which find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  We confess Him to be Lord, for God raised Him from the dead.  He is ever faithful, resisting temptation to forsake His Father's mission, trusting in God's love.


February 27, 2022

eighth sunday in ordinary time

The fruit of our speech and actions will wither and die unless we first recognize the plank in our own eye.  By humbly admitting our own sins, we can more fruitfully persevere in the work of the Lord.


February 20, 2022

Seventh sunday in ordinary time

In baptism we are called to mirror and image the mercy and forgiveness the Lord has won for us.  As David would not harm Saul, his enemy, so we are challenged to love and pardon those who wrong us.


February 13, 2022

Sixth sunday in ordinary time

Blest are they who trust in the Lord.  Blest are they who are poor who endure insult, for their reward shall be great: eternal life.


February 6, 2022

fifth sunday in ordinary time

Isaiah, a man of unclean lips, beholds the Lord's glory in the temple and is sent on mission.  Simon, a sinner, responds to the mission of Jesus by becoming a disciple.  Paul, the persecutor, speaks of his call to preach nothing but Christ crucified and risen.


january 30, 2022

fourth sunday in ordinary time

"No prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown."  Thus did Jeremiah and Jesus encounter opposition and lack of faith; thus did both place their hope in the Lord.  Paul speaks eloquently of the greatest of all the gifts: love.


january 23, 2022

Third sunday in ordinary time

Ezra proclaims the word of the Lord which gives spirit and life.  Jesus proclaims himself the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets.  In Him we have become one body with many members.


january 16, 2022

Second sunday in ordinary time

At Cana in Galilee, Jesus performed the first of his signs, revealing his glory to his disciples, and later to the nations. He has revealed as well the manifestation of the Spirit who distributes different gifts as he chooses.


january 9, 2022

The baptism of the lord

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january 2, 2022

The Epiphany of the Lord

All nations are invited to sing the Lord's praises, for they have been called to hear the good news and worship the long awaited Messiah and King with the gift of their lives.