Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, And putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives on child such as this in […]

“And you,” Jesus went on to ask, “who do you say that I am?” Mk. 8:29 How do we explain to people who Jesus is?  When the disciples are asked by Jesus, “who do you say that I am,” Peter’s response is, “You are the Messiah!”  But what does it mean to be the Messiah.  […]

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality…James 2:1 Our readings today describe how God opens our senses, challenging us to use them wisely while never failing to act to correct social ills.  The prophet Isaiah writes of how God will be ever present to God’s people and will save them.  The God of light opens […]

Tracy Welliver wrote a book titled Everyday Stewardship.  In his book he asks the question, “How does Jesus Christ call to us in everyday circumstances of our life?  If we are people outwardly active in our faith we can see God working in our lives at monumental moments:  the birth of a child, the death […]

The last KEY that came out had Bishop Johnston’s regular column.  It was printed before the Pennsylvania report came out, but it does deal with sexual abuse by clergy in our Church.  If you have not read it, I am printing it again because, as our Deacon Fred said in his homily last week, families […]

Jesus said to the crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” (John 6:51) Once there was a wealthy merchant who had his newly married son and his wife […]

Wednesday, August 15th, we celebrate The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven.  After the horrors of the Second World War, after the death camps, after the first use of nuclear weapons, we Christians needed to remind ourselves of the holiness of creation.  In 1950, Pope Pius XII declared what Catholics had long believed:  After […]