Scripture: Isaiah 58:9b-14 Luke 5:27-32 Reflection: Today’s reading from Isaiah tells us to honor the sabbath. Keeping the sabbath means giving up our ways and giving back to God. The beginning of our Lenten journey is a good time to think about what we want » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 58:1-9a Matthew 9:14-15 Reflection: We are just a few days into the Lenten Season. As is customary during this period of spiritual preparation, many of us have made the commitment to give up something pleasurable for the 40 days until Easter arrives. Such » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Luke 9:22-25 Reflection: In this world of possibility that we live in today, we often find it appealing to believe that we have many choices. We are told, "the world is at your fingertips" or "sky is the limit." But, then a » Continue Reading.
Ash Wednesday Scripture: Joel 2:12-18 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Reflection: In this passage Matthew has Jesus emphasizing the religious practices of Alms, Praying and Fasting. Jesus teaches motivation is what counts, not doing these practices for merit. Christian life is lived for God, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19, 21-22, 24b-25 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 Mark 2:1-12 Reflection: …your sins I remember no more. IS 43: 25 God’s love is so amazing. He offers us His mercy brand new every morning! He even says that He doesn’t remember our sins! Never doubt » Continue Reading.
Solemn Commemoration of the Passion Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-12 I Corinthians 1:18-25 John 19:17-30 Reflection: Today we Passionists celebrate a very special feast, The Solemn Commemoration of the Passion. This is the titular Feast of our Congregation and we celebrate it each year on the Friday » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 3:9-24 Mark 8:1-10 Reflection: Talk about a packed feast! Today we celebrate the hearts and flowers feast of Valentines Day across America and, at the same time, in our liturgical life, we celebrate the feast day of two brothers, saints Cyril and Methodius. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10 Mark 8:14-21 Reflection: Jesus was a person of tremendous contemplative intuition. I would guess, that as he was growing up, he was often the observer, silently watching people and their interactions; the eruptions of their feeling and emotions; how they » Continue Reading.