Feast of St. Peter Damian Scripture: Sirach 2:1-11Mark9:30-37 Reflection: Historically this day was called Fat, Shrove or pancake Tuesday. The word Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is most frequently » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Sirach 1: 1-10Mark 9: 14-29 Reflection: In our Gospel today we hear a remarkable, deeply human love story. It is about a parent, in this case a father, who » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-181 Corinthians 3:16-3Matthew 5:38-48 Reflection: So be perfect! Perfect is defined one way to be absolute; complete (used for emphasis). Today we hear Jesus telling his disciples, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-7Mark 9:2-13 Reflection: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” (Mark 9:6) The readings for today’s mass present us with a moving sermon on the nature of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9Mark 8:34-9:1 Reflection: Sometimes what seems the best and most promising path to take reaps consequences utterly different than we anticipated. And sometimes the path we initially want » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 9:1-13Mark 8:27-33 Reflection: There is nothing quite as striking or stunning as a rainbow after a deluge of rain that brings life to a standstill. Even while dark » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22Mark 8:22-26 Reflection: I still find myself navigating a post-pandemic world. Still taking in the shock of what was so deeply lost. But also so aware, maybe » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10Mark 8:14-21 Reflection: Recently I heard a recording from a Fr. Richard Rohr presentation called the “Beginners Mind”. It reminded me of how a child reacts » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 4:1-15, 25Mark 8:11-13 Reflection: Today, we pick up the story in Mark’s Gospel following Jesus’ feeding of the four thousand (8:1-9). These four verses connect to a bigger » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Sirach 15:15-201 Corinthians 2:6-10Matthew 5:17-37 Reflection: To attempt to pull together the message of the Word today, we are seeing the contrast between a mentality that asks “What must » Continue Reading.