Monthly Archives: November 2016

Week of December 4, 2016

I hope many of you will be able to come back this Sunday (December 4th) at 7:00 p.m. to hear Bishop Johnston’s presentation for Advent.  It is a way to prepare ourselves during this Advent season and an opportunity to get to know our bishop a little better. Reconciliation Services in the Lee’s Summit parishes […]

Week of November 27, 2016

We begin this journey through the season of Advent.  The scripture readings today direct our gaze to the ultimate and immediate realities of our lives.  In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “Stay awake!  At an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. We are invited to focus on the end, not to […]

Week of November 20, 2016

Today, as we contemplate Christ our King, we are given the account, in the Gospel of Luke, of Jesus on the cross.  The religious leaders and the soldiers are jeering and telling Jesus to save himself.  Even one of the criminals hanging on a cross is telling Jesus to “Save yourself and us.”  Interestingly the […]

Week of November 13, 2016

This weekend our scripture again has apocalyptic passages for our reflection.  John W. Martens, in his reflection in America, gives the following understanding of apocalyptic literature. Apocalyptic passages, as Christians understand them, are about God acting to bring about God’s kingdom through the defeat of evil.  As Psalm 98 says, God “is coming to judge […]