Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church Scripture: Genesis 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14 John 19:25-34 Reflection: Today the church celebrates one of the most beautiful honors ascribed to Mary— “Mother of the Church.” This title goes back at least to St. » Continue Reading.
Pentecost Sunday Scripture: Acts 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 Reflection: Happy Pentecost! One of my favorite paintings is by an artist called Glenda Dietrich. She’s named it, calling it, “Pentecost Dance.” (here’s a link to her page and the painting) http://www.glendadietrich.com/brighter-pentecost-dance-web/ I’ve always » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31 John 21:20-25 Reflection: In the gospel of Matthew we hear Peter exclaim, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). This was a statement of faith by Peter, spoken from his head. But this faith didn’t stand up. On the night of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 25:13-21 John 21:15-19 Reflection: “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you. Jesus said to Peter, Feed my sheep.” -John 21:17 Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of St Paul VI, Pope. Since I was a child I have been fascinated » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 John 17:20-26 Reflection: It seems Paul had the same problems with the Sadducees in his day as we have today in this pandemic. Sometimes it seems we are surrounded by those who are in agreement and those in disagreement with how » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 20:28-38 John 17:11b-19 Reflection: In today’s readings, it’s time to say goodbye. Nobody likes goodbyes, especially when they know they will never be reunited. Such was the case with Paul and his followers in Ephesus where he had ministered for three years. The » Continue Reading.
Memorial Day Scripture: Acts 19:1-8 John 16:29-33 Reflection: Today is a special day for us to remember those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. My maternal grandfather served in the Navy beginning near the end of World War II and ending his » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 Reflection: I Am With You Always Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension We remember Christ leaving only His visible presence but His being closer than ever in His faith presence! Today’s feast is a paradox. Jesus » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 18:23-28 John 16:23b-28 Reflection: In the beginning of our Gospel reading for today, Jesus says to His disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you. Until now you have not asked anything » Continue Reading.