March 11, 2023

What a hopeful and reassuring message we are given today! Our Father will always forgive our sins, and his merciful heart embraces us. Concluding the second week of Lent, let’s ponder: have I examined my path, relationships, and response to God’s invitation to love others? Have I looked deeply into my conscience to find where […]

February 11, 2023

Today celebrates Mass with two feasts – the fifth week in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. When I read today’s familiar Scripture passages, it wasn’t easy to see how they related. How, in Genesis, God, the Father, and Creator who condemned and punished is the same as God the […]

January 14, 2023

As we are in Ordinary Time in our liturgical calendar, I wonder how some may think “ordinary” time is a time void of notoriety or perhaps a let-down after the joy of the Christmas Season and entering our solemn Lenten journey toward the Resurrection of our Savior. However, “Ordinary” derives from the Latin ‘ordinalis’ (numbered […]

December 10, 2022

The Old Testament reading tells of Elijah’s strength in his mission to encourage Israel’s people to turn away from evil and remain faithful to God. By his example, he encourages those to persevere even in the face of adversity. Being strong doesn’t always come easily, and without times when we are discouraged. Elijah may not […]

November 12, 2022

The Gospel today challenges us to be persistent in our faith and prayer. Often, we pray but fail to see God’s answer. Does God turn a deaf ear to us? Why doesn’t God answer us now? Where is the peace we pray for to end the turmoil plaguing this world today? The Scriptures assure us […]

October 8, 2022

In the letter to the Galatians, we are reminded that “doing the right thing” is not because it is the law but because of our roots of faith and the love we have for our Lord. Because we are faith-filled as God’s children, we strive to please him. Jesus taught us that it is not […]

September 10, 2022

For as long as we can remember, we have been taught the critical importance of the first commandment. We may not place any more importance on anyone or anything! We believe in only the one true God whom we praise, worship and continually seek. How are we tempted to place a priority not only on […]

August 13, 2022

When we look into the eyes of a child, we see innocence and trust. A baby enters this world unaware of anyone or anything other than the one nurturing him. One of the most treasured memories in the hearts of parents is the day their child first looks into their eyes and smiles. A baby […]

July 9, 2022

Our Scripture today presents us with a hopeful mission directing us to follow the whisper of the Holy Spirit and proclaim the Lord’s majestic splendor through our response to our mission in life. Again, we hear, “do not be afraid!” Though the world’s darkness is present through sin, we are beckoned to turn our hearts […]

June 11, 2022

Memorial of Saint Barnabas Our Scripture continues speaking of the dynamic and vibrant mission the apostles dedicated their lives to. Appropriately, today is the commemoration of Saint Barnabas. Though not one of the original twelve apostles, Barnabas, was one of the first among others to become an example of the role of the faithful. It’s […]