Seek the Lord while he may be found… Isaiah 55:6 Our scripture readings today take us on a pilgrimage to seek the Lord. This journey takes us down roads we might not travel because, “my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.”(Isa 55:8) So this road we are […]

I recently received a letter from Bishop Finn reminding me (and you) that “this October (5th-19th) bishops from around the world will meet in Rome for an Extraordinary Synod on the family. Pope Francis has asked the entire Church join him in prayer for the Synod on Sunday, September 28th. Additionally, Bishop Finn asks you […]

You duped me, O Lord, and I let myself be duped… (Jeremiah 20:7) Ever felt like you were duped by God? The prophet Jeremiah certainly did. He was called by God. Jeremiah objected. He was too young. Using the term Michelle Stewart, our Director of Religious Education, used a couple of weekends ago when she […]

Jesus said to his disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” (Mt. 16:15) Below is an excerpt from Ted Wolgamot in Celebration. That same question, of course, is not addressed only to his first followers thousands of years ago. It echoes down through the centuries until it lands on each of our ears […]

During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them walking on the sea. (Mt. 14:25) In her reflection this week in Celebration Patricia Sanchez quotes Methodist pastor William Ritter about the experience of the disciples as they see Jesus walking on water. …the fourth watch of the night…That would be 3:00 in the […]

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, […]

This weekend we have more parables from Jesus. Parables are used to change a person’s frame of mind. They are a means of retooling one’s brain. In his reflection in Celebration Fr. Roger Karban illustrates this by telling the old story of a young man who pulls his sports car up to a grizzled New […]

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