Scripture: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11 John 17:20-26 Reflection: No doubt the Chief Priests and whole Sanhedrin were excited to have a chance to get Paul condemned by Roman authority but surely they must have also been a bit nervous. After all, the top Roman military commander » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 20:28-38 John 17:11b-19 Reflection: In our yearly liturgical calendar, this is an in-between week whereby we sit in a void between Jesus’ departure while awaiting the power and conviction of the Holy Spirit. We do this every year. And for some, this absence » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 20:17-27 John 17:1-11 Reflection: Love, Love, Love! We’re deep in the home stretch of the Easter Season, with the celebration of Pentecost just days away. Today’s Scriptures challenge us to let the Good News of Jesus Risen come alive in us and through » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 19:1-8 John 16:29-33 Reflection: “’Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?’ They answered him, ‘We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’” Acts 19:2 Does this sound like the church today? Actually, I think most Catholics know » Continue Reading.
The Ascension of the Lord Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 Luke 24:46-53 Reflection: In the Eastern Church there is a story of Satan trying to regain entry into Heaven. He sees his chance in the days between Jesus’ death and resurrection » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 18:23-28 John 16:23b-28 Reflection: Several years ago, I was invited to give a series of presentations on Scripture in the Diocese of Arusha in Tanzania. During my stay, one of the Spiritan Missionaries took me to visit some of the remote mission stations » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-18a or Romans 12:9-16 Luke 1:39-56 Reflection: This Feast Day marks the moment when, after the Annunciation, Mary left Nazareth and went over the mountains south of Jerusalem to Hebron to be with her cousin Elizabeth, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 18:1-8 John 16:16-20 Reflection: Some years ago Frank Sinatra, Jr., sang a song with the haunting title, The Trouble with Hello is Goodbye. It is the lament of all mortals. All good things come to an end. Whether it is the end of a beautiful day, the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 16:22-34 John 16:5-11 Reflection: Everyone who has accepted or is discerning a call to serve as a minister in our church today should make it his/her priority to pray and reflect often on the Acts of the Apostles. The good news that we » Continue Reading.