This week I am planning on taking some time off to attend a family gathering.  I will be gone after the Wednesday mass (July 27th) through Tuesday (August 2nd).  This coming weekend (July 30 – 31) Fr. Tom Cusack, a Columban missionary, will cover the masses and make an appeal for the Columban Missions.  Fr. […]

here was a priest who said that one of the first people who came to him for advice when he was ordained was an old lady who said, “Father, I have been praying almost unceasingly for fourteen years, and I have never had any sense of God’s presence.” “Did you give God a chance to […]

The prayer below comes from a monthly Stewardship Newsletter that I receive.  After the tragedy in Orlando last week, it reminded me who we are called to be and gave me hope. Lord Jesus Christ, You came to bring peace and offer reconciliation. You sent your Spirit to heal the separation between people, and to […]

Today’s scripture speaks to us about God’s loving forgiveness.  David experienced the depth of God’s love, as is illustrated in today’s first reading.  The author of Samuel tells of David’s scheme to have Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, for his own.  When confronted by Nathan, David admitted his sin and was forgiven.  His example speaks […]

The account of Jesus raising from the dead the only son of a mother, a widow, recalls a similar story of the prophet Elijah healing the only son of a mother, a widow, in the First Book of Kings.  The fact that the women are widowed is an important piece of information for understanding their […]

When we as Christians speak of the three persons in God, we profess that God’s very being is communal in ways we can never fully comprehend.  —Mary M. McGlone On this feast of the Holy Trinity I continue Gabe Huck’s explanations on the parts of mass.  This week he explains the Gathering Rite. What happens […]

As the body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body though many, are one body, so also Christ.  For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit. (1 […]


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