Author Archives: holyspiritcc

Week of August 19, 2018

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 […]

Week of August 12, 2018

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 […]

Week of August 5, 2018

I received a letter from Bishop Johnston last week inviting us to join him and Catholics nationwide in a weekly moment of prayer from early August to late September 2018 for the legal protection of human life.  Unfortunately the letter came after the bulletin had been sent to print, but we can still join in […]

Week of July 29, 2018

The eyes of all look hopefully to you, and you give their food in due season; you open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145: 15-16 The above quote comes from our Responsorial Psalm for this weekend.  It reminded me of something Bishop Gainer quoted at our priests retreat last month. […]

Week of July 22, 2018

.Jesus said to the apostles, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.” Mk. 6:31. Cele Breen gives a brief reflection on this passage in Celebration. Where is the deserted place that Jesus invited you to come away to in today’s Gospel?  It may be a very ordinary space like the porch […]

Week of July 15, 2018

Diocesan Visioning Process – You Are Invited to Share and Be Heard Bishop Johnston recently instituted a “visioning” process to develop a Mutually Shared Vision for our diocese. The purpose of the process is to create a compelling Vision statement (unifying theme) for the diocese.  It will include three priorities – major areas of focus […]

Week of July 8, 2018

I have extended an invitation to Rev. Bob Hasenkamp to come to our parish on the weekend of July 21 – 22, 2018. Father Hasenkamp will speak to you about the work being done by Unbound (previously known as CFCA), and how this provides a trustworthy way to actively participate in the social outreach of […]