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I Did Not Know Him

Sun., January 15, 2017 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he… Read More ›

A Light for Christ

Do those who seek God find Christ, not in a stable in Bethlehem, but in you and me? As a child, I lived in a dark world. I lived in a world where lies were truth and abuse was called love and dark was called light. Looking back I can see that there were people… Read More ›

Emmanuel

Sun., December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.” (Mt 1:23) I saw a church sign this week that said – “What’s in a name? Emmanuel, God-is-with-us.” What’s in a name? God loved… Read More ›

Proclaim the Good News

Sun., December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:2-3) The God I knew when I was a child was a… Read More ›

Lord, Please Take Me Back

December 4, 2016 Second Sunday of Advent “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” – Matthew 3:2 To sin means to turn away from God. When we repent, we turn back to God. Repentance means we are sorry. We regret our behavior. We want to change. We want conversion. We want to be… Read More ›

Mercy is About Love

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. – Luke 23:42 If we do not know that God is Mercy after reading the story of the Prodigal Son, we should know it after reading today’s gospel. Christ the King, as he hangs… Read More ›

Blessed Are We

Sun., November 17 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony … You will be… Read More ›

Life is Beautiful

Sun., November 6, 2016 Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “… he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” (Lk 20:38) I was drawn to this verse in today’s Gospel and yet, I was not sure of what I wanted to say about it or how… Read More ›

Save What is Lost

Sunday, Oct. 30 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what is lost. (Luke 19:10) Jesus changed Zacchaeus’ life. Jesus came into his life and asked to dine with him. He didn’t ask Zacchaeus to change first. He loved him the way he was. Zacchaeus… Read More ›

Lord, Have Mercy On Me

Sunday, October 23 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time But the tax collector stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (Luke 18:13) Both of the men in this gospel are sinners. But only one admits… Read More ›

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