December 25, 2021

Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Merry Christmas, everyone! All over the world, people celebrate Christmas, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a joyous time, a happy time, a time of gift-giving; generosity; and lots of love. Enjoy every minute of it. Today’s gospel reading John for day’s Mass […]

November 27, 2021

The gospel today is only three verses long, so please read it slowly at least three times. Verse 35 is directed towards anyone on the planet. Jesus is giving all of us a solemn warning. Depending on your bible’s translation, he states, “Beware… Be careful… Take heed….” Now, most of us are not carousers, but […]

October 23, 2021

Saint Peter Julian Eymard asks the question, “Why has our Lord willed to establish so close a relation between the sacrament of the Eucharist and his death?” (The Real Presence by Saint Peter Julian Eymard). Growing up as a born Catholic, it never struck me before until some comedian pointed out in a monologue how […]

September 25, 2021

The gospel today shows Jesus’ disciples afraid once again at a second prediction of his passion. They did not understand what Jesus was telling them, and they were afraid to ask him about it. I am sure we have all read parts of scripture that we did not understand. The disciples had the living Word […]

August 28, 2021

Today’s focus is on the Gospel of Matthew 25:14-30. When we make life about us, we will sink; guaranteed. “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” This is used to describe final condemnation when we don’t use what God has given us. Or will we hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant?” when […]

July 24, 2021

I must confess to you, my brothers and sisters, my sin of judging others. I have already confessed this to God. Today’s gospel reading is about wheat and tares (or thistle). You all know this parable very well where the field workers want to pull up and throw away the weeds. They wanted to be […]

June 26, 2021

I absolutely love how the Catholic Church has daily scripture readings. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. My focus today is on the first line of the Responsorial Psalm. It is from the Canticle of Mary that she so beautifully says that my soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices […]

May 22, 2021

Our focus today is on the very last two verses of the Acts of the Apostles 28:30b and31. Saint Paul was under house arrest for two years and was proclaiming the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ to all who came to him. I would like to couple those verses with […]

April 24, 2021

“Then many of his disciples who were listening said, this saying is hard; who can accept it?” Many to this very day do not accept the words of Jesus. “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” I went to Mass for 38 years, almost faithfully fulfilling an […]

March 27, 2021

John 11:1 states, “Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what he had done began to believe in him.” As our Jewish friends begin their Passover today, we as Christian Catholics are in the middle of Lent heading toward Easter. I grew up in one of the largest Jewish communities […]