Monthly Archives: December 2019

Week of January 5, 2020

Today we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord.  Magi come from the East seeking the newborn king of the Jews.  In her reflection on today’s Gospel Mary McGlone asks the question, “Who are these Magi and why did Matthew tell us about them?” They were religious seekers who didn’t have the Hebrew Scriptures to guide […]

Week of December 29, 2019

Today we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  Matthew’s Gospel presents a family who must leave their home country because their child is no longer safe there.  They flee to Egypt.  Something we continue to witness in our world today. The family we venerate today is not one of wealth or privilege.  […]

Week of December 22, 2019

Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  Matthew’s Gospel tells the story of Joseph learning about Mary’s pregnancy.  It had to be the worst day of his life.  Was he furious?  Betrayed?  Depressed? Shamed? Devastated. Matthew tells us Joseph was a just man.  So, rather than unleash all his justifiable emotions, he tried to […]

Week of December 15, 2019

Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” (Matthew 11:4-5) Today is Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday.  As we are halfway through […]

A small group from our Liturgy Committee was preparing our Penance Service coming up on December 17th.  We came across a list of Sample Penances that we thought would be good for reflection this Advent Season. As a family, prepare a basket of food or toiletries and give it to a family in need. Think […]