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home : our faith : the word January 16, 2019

Jan. 20 - The Wedding Feast at Cana shows us the promise of a new covenant
A sign always points us to something. It can offer us direction or give instruction.  More ...
Monday, January 14, 2019

Jan. 13 - John the Baptist continues to point us in the direction of Jesus
As John the Baptist provided much of our Gospel reflection for the Advent Season, it seems most fitting that as we end this Christmas Season we are challenged yet again by John.  More ...
Monday, January 7, 2019
Jan. 6 - Herod is one of many who seeks to destroy the message of Jesus
Herod the Great could just as easily be the dictator of a country somewhere in the world today.  More ...
Monday, December 31, 2018
Dec. 30 - The ordinariness of the Holy Family is a sign of hope for us
In our tendency to idealize the Holy Family with their sanctity and purity, we end up doing a great disservice to their integrity as individual persons and as a family unit.  More ...
Monday, December 24, 2018
Dec.23 - Mary and Elizabeth show us a path to humility
“Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?” This profound question, asked first by Elizabeth, the Mother of John the Baptist, is often repeated throughout the course of the life of the Church. We might think of St. Juan Diego, St. Bernadette, or the three children at Fatima. Many others, and indeed each of us who seeks the intercession of the Blessed Virgin in our lives, has that same insight. More ...
Monday, December 17, 2018
Dec. 16 - John calls us to discover God in one another
John the Baptist, in his role as precursor of the coming of Jesus, presents a message that is stern and demanding. More ...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Dec. 9 - We live in a hope-filled wilderness
There are those times when we can feel that we are stuck in a spiritual or religious wilderness. More ...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Dec. 2 - Advent is a time of urgency about discipleship
Looking around at the world around us, and even within our own Church, we can see that the warning that Jesus gives to his disciples as we begin this Season of Advent, has not been well-heeded. More ...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Nov. 18 - The Kingdom of God is always at hand
I was in a conversation recently in which the political furor and tone was at a high point. More ...
Monday, November 12, 2018
Nov. 11 - If I can't give much, then I don't give at all
A few weeks ago a man, not unknown to the parish but not a parishioner – indeed not even a Catholic – stopped in the office to make a gift to the Catholic Church. More ...
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Nov. 4 - Understanding is not the same as doing
We all know those people who are “always on.” No matter the situation or the circumstance their personalities are such that they manage to have control of the room or the situation. More ...
Sunday, October 28, 2018



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