May 21, 2023
Ascension of the LOrd
Jesus commissions His disciples to baptize in His name, reminding them that He is always present through His Spirit. Having ascended to His Father amid cries of gladness, we are to be His witnesses for we have been gifted with His Spirit of wisom and revelation. Let us, therefore, live in manner worthy of the call we have received.
November 13, 2022
ThirtY-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time
Jesus teaches that His disciples will be persecuted as a necessary prelude to the parousia. Through their perseverance, they will emerge victorious when the Lord comes again. As we await the Day, let us conscientiously fulfill our Christian obligations.
November 6, 2022
ThirtY-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time
In response to an attempt to ridicule His teaching about life after death, Jesus again proclaims a resurrection of hte dead, that life is indeed stronger than death itself. This is our eternal consolation and hope. Then will our jo be truly complete.
October 23, 2022
Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Humility is the recognition that no matter what our accomplishments, we still stand in need of the Lord. God hears the cry of the poor and of the oppressed, especially those who acknowledge their dependency upon him. Having heard Paul's cries for help, the Lord crowned him with eternal salvation.
October 16, 2022
TWENTy-NINth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Through continual prayer, we are open ourselves more fully to understanding God's will. Through faith in the power of prayer, we experience God's love and assistance. Our Christian life is nourished by the scriptures we read and by our received tradition.
October 2, 2022
TWENTy-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time
Faith is a gracious gift from God. It can neither be earned nor bought, only responded to with works of love and service. A vibrant faith can make us strong, loving, and wise, confident that God will guard us from all harm. He is the Rock of our salvation.
September 25, 2022
TWENTy-SIXth Sunday In Ordinary Time
Amos condemns the complacency of the rich who seek only their own comfort. In His parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus echoes Amos, exhorting those who have to share with those who have not. Self-sufficiency must never blind us to the needs of others. Only in this way do we keep God's commandments in integrity and in truth.
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 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 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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.