September 6, 2020

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Am I my brother’s keeper? (Genesis 4:9) This reply of Cain has echoed back throughout time to God’s question, “Where is your brother?” By saying, “I don’t know,” Cain, denied what he had done and refused responsibility for his brother’s well-being. This calloused lack of love and concern on Cain’s […]

August 23, 2020

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. What you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; And what you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” The gospel offers an opportunity to pray with the keys entrusted to you. When was the last time […]

August 2, 2020

Feast of Saint Peter Julian Eymard “Come to me heedfully; listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant.” Today is the feast of the great Apostle of the Eucharist, Saint Peter Julian Eymard. He proposed for the Church a new way of life centered in the Eucharist. Spiritual indifference […]

July 26, 2020

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Give your servant an understanding heart … Presenting someone to the church for baptism, the rite begins with a question similar to the one we hear God addressing to Solomon, “Ask something of me, and I will give it to you.” The question is, “What do you ask of God’s […]

July 5, 2020

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Listening to the prophet Zachariah in this text also used on Palm Sunday, I still feel an emptiness from our churches closed during Holy Week and Easter. To hear the words, “Rejoice heartily, shout for joy!” This prophecy of a meek and just savior entering the holy city of Jerusalem […]

June 28, 2020

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time “…you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.” Is Jesus intending to be vague when speaking to his apostles about, “whoever?” This passage makes nine references to whoever. Who are these people addressed in the collective, whoever? They are those who […]

June 7, 2020

Trinity Sunday “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” With this greeting, the Church gathers for the celebration of the Eucharist. United in the presence of the All-Holy, we offer praise and thanksgiving with the gifts of the earth […]

May 24, 2020

Seventh Sunday of Easter This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord may be observed this […]

May 3, 2020

Fourth Sunday of Easter I am the gate. Whoever enters through me, he will be saved; and will come in and go out, and will find pasture. I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. Jesus is the gateway through which we enter in and out of living the life […]

April 26, 2020

3rd Sunday of Easter Easter puts us in touch with an experience set on the day of resurrection, that very day, the first day of the week. This day is the first Sunday, a day to encounter the risen Christ, the One who walks with us now risen from death. It is the third day […]