Scripture: Genesis 18:20-32 Colossians 2:12-14 Luke 11:1-13 Reflection: LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY Prayer has been defined in many ways. Some of these include: An invocation or act that seeks a higher rapport with an object of worship through deliberate communication. Intercession directed towards a » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 24:3-8 Matthew 13:24-30 Reflection: Today’s Gospel reading is the parable of the good seed, where an enemy plants weeds among the good seeds that the owner has planted. We live in a world where the evil one exists. Those forces of evil are » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17 Matthew 13:18-23 Reflection: If there is anything that captures my experience of growing up Catholic, it would be the preparation for First Confession and First Communion in the second grade. » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. James the Apostle Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:7-15 Matthew 20:20-28 Reflection: I grew up in the city, and long before recycling and composting were popular, my Dad had a “humus pile” in our back yard. Every time we cut the grass, the clippings » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15 Matthew 13:1-9 Reflection: Grumbling And the whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness,” Ex 16:2. The Hebrew word for grumble is “lun”. It a sound word meaning growl like a dog. “And the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 14:21-15:1 Matthew 12:46-50 Reflection: In our first reading for today, we hear the dramatic account of God, through Moses, parting the waters of the Red Sea so that the Israelites can cross to the other side. When the Egyptians come after them, Moses » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Song of Songs 3:1-4b, or 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 John 20:1-2, 11-18 Reflection: Mary Magdalene, Oh I love this girl. She makes me want to Go and tell the good news! Cardinal Sarah of the Congregation for Divine Worship tells us: … precisely because she » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 18:1-10a Colossians 1:24-28 Luke 10: 38-42 Reflection: Growing up in a small Kentucky town exposed me to the stereotypical family dinner every Sunday evening and the practice of southern hospitality. Today’s readings are about service and hospitality. In today’s first reading we see » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 12: 37-42 Matthew 12: 14-21 Reflection: Has any historical event so important been described in such an understated way? In today’s first reading from Exodus, we read the rather bland statement, “The children of Israel set out from Rameses for Succoth….” Admittedly, you » Continue Reading.