Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday of this last week the following reading from the Office of Readings by Saint Basil the Great caught my eye.  I’d like to share it with you this week.  Here is the title: “The ability to love is within each of us.” “Love of God is not something that …

Epiphany

This week, our daily readings, St. John the Baptist, are very linked with the upcoming Feasts of Our Lord.  They lead us up to this Sunday’s feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the manifestation of Jesus to the world. Tradition has linked several similar events to Epiphany. Although the first …

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Since Monday’s Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, I thought I’d share this short reflection. ​“Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” This phrase from St. Luke’s Gospel for tomorrow’s Solemnity can help us to understand more …

Fourth Sunday of Advent

I found this short beautiful reflection I’d like to share with all of you on this fourth Sunday of advent.  It is on how we should and can imitate Mary Most Holy as Mother. How to imitate Our Lady as Mother ​A few years back, the preacher of the papal …

Third Sunday of Advent

This past Wednesday, in the Gospel reading, Jesus invites us once again to “come to… and I will give you rest.”  Taking to time to reflect on Our Lord’s words of profound comfort, I wanted to better comprehend what he is trying to tell us… Who is this man who …

Second Sunday of Advent

Each day of Advent, Our Lord offers us priceless help in our daily Mass readings. Here is a reflection on this past Tuesday’s Gospel reading from Luke 10: 21-24, in which we read St. Luke’s account of when Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, …

Opening the Door for Christ this Advent

On this first Sunday of Advent, we begin a new liturgical year.  The first thing we notice, is that Jesus comes to us in the Gospel today and speaks to us very clearly using two sets of verbs. The first one has to do with our alertness. “Wake up!” he …

Feast of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Come, Lord Jesus! Turning towards the Lord in the rapidly-approaching Season of Advent, the Church extorts us to prepare the way for the Lord’s coming. For many months earlier this year, I published various articles in the parish bulletin, on some history and catechesis regarding the Mass and how Holy …

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Once again, Our Lord offers us, each day of the week, priceless help in our daily Mass readings. Here is a reflection on this past Thursday’s Gospel reading from Luke 12:49–53, in which we read St. Luke’s account of when Our Lord expressed his ardent desire to “set the earth …

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is a reflection on this past Tuesday’s Gospel reading from Luke 11:37–41, in which we read St. Luke’s account of Our Lord’s visit to a Pharisee’s house. The Mosaic Law was intended to free them for worship, delivering them from slavery to pagan gods and from slavery to sin. When …