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 […]

But though you are master of might, you judge with clemency, and with much lenience you govern us… And you taught your people, by these deeds, that those who are just must be kind… –Wisdom 12:18-19 Don’t forget our Summer Gatherings on July 28th, 29th, & 30th. We will have a simple dinner starting at […]

Over the next few weeks we are going to hear parables. It was one of Jesus favorite ways of teaching. In today’s passage the disciples ask Jesus, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” Jesus responds, “This is why I speak to them in parables, because they look but do not see, and hear […]

Last Monday night we concluded our discernment process for our Parish Pastoral Council. I am grateful to everyone who was part of the process and for those who expressed interest but were unable to make the commitment this year. As I write this we have not had the opportunity to notify our new members. Next […]


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