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 […]

May 14, 2022

“If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love . . . I have told you this so that my joy might be in you, and your joy might be complete … love one another as I love you.” Today’s Scriptures promise a reward: joy! When we remain in God’s love, joy is […]

April 9, 2022

As we approach Holy Week, the prophet Ezekiel foresees one nation united under one Prince – and he will bring about holiness and peace. “I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Further, the response to Jeremiah’s psalm depicts this Prince as the Good Shepherd safeguarding his flock. We envision the Good […]

March 12, 2022

As we begin our Lenten journey, today’s scriptures remind us of our obligation to follow the commandments given to Moses, to put God above all in our lives. Jesus further implores us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. ‘Enemy’ and ‘persecution’ are strong words! Perhaps we may think: “I […]

February 12, 2022

Pondering the gospel today as a mother and grandmother, I treasure preparing family dinners. Because God has blessed us with never knowing hunger, I can’t help but feel pain for the homeless and those in our world who continue to suffer the pangs of hunger. Can we fathom the anguish of Jesus recognizing the hunger […]

January 8, 2022

Our readings today help us begin our New Year with the joyous assurance that God is with us and hears the prayers of our hearts. The Scriptures affirm and remind us that God has so often forgiven our sins that we should not sin today, even though we can trust in God’s mercy for the […]