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Thus says the Lord:  I know their works and their thoughts, and I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory. —Isaiah 66:18 In today’s Gospel Jesus picks up on the theme of Isaiah’s prophecy when he describes the people who will be inside the master’s house at the […]

This Sunday we have our Parish Golf Tournament.  Money raised in this tournament is going to pay some of the expenses for concrete repair we have recently done.  We are looking to finish the parking lot this year.  Work is scheduled to begin the middle of September. Friday, 8/23/19, Matthew Kelly is coming to Holy […]

Week of August 11th, 2019

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1-2 Faith is the underlying theme in this week’s readings…Our Gospel begins with Jesus telling his disciples to demonstrate their faith by giving everything away.  He then tells them to obey the dress code for Passover by having their […]

Week of August 4, 2019

Take care to guard against all greed; one’s life does not consist of possessions. (Lk 12:15) When I was in college, a fellow student came to class one day wearing a shirt that read, “The one who dies with the most toys wins!” Although the saying was an ironic comment on the excesses of the […]

Week of July 28, 2019

Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples. Lk. 11:1-13 Jesus offers these teachings on prayer during his journey to Jerusalem.  This is especially apt, because it is during this time that he prepares his disciples for their own ministry.  Luke presents a version of the Lord’s Prayer as a summary introduction […]

Week of July 21, 2019

Every good work contains the possibility of an encounter with God.  —Michael Simone, S.J. In Abraham’s time, visitors were relatively rare, and their arrival could be a cause of anxiety for all parties.  A powerful individual could enslave an unprotected wanderer; an unscrupulous traveler could plunder an unsuspecting host.  To control the encounter, ancient cultures […]

Week of July 14, 2019

But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” (Lk. 10:29) The problem of righteousness perplexed many in Jesus’ day.  Righteousness, in its basic sense, means life as God intended it to be lived.  Humanity had somehow lost its way, so God gave Israel instructions for full human […]