Weekly Reflection: 2nd Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter April 23, 2017 BB p. 148        The reality of Resurrection is slowly understood.  The wisdom of the Church gives us seven weeks to reflect and ponder both the implications of Resurrection for Jesus and for ourselves. The Easter readings throughout the entire season caution us […]

Weekly Reflection: Easter

REFLECTION – Easter Sunday April 15-16, 2017               One Sunday morning in late February of this year my son and I sat in a pew in a small Catholic church in Harlem.  I was visiting Conor in New York City for the weekend and had discovered the parish just […]

Weekly Reflection: Palm Sunday

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY APRIL 8 AND 9, 2017 One of the subtle lessons that my young students fail to appreciate is that repetition is the ‘mother’ of all learning. For many of us, that feeling of here we go again pervades this Holy Week that starts today, with familiar stories, […]

Weekly Reflection: 5th Sunday of Lent

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT April 1-2, 2017 Breaking Bread Hymnal – pg. 88-89      Martha is a fascinating figure in the Gospels.  When Jesus dines at her house and her sister Mary sits at Jesus’ feet, “listening to him speak,” Martha complains bitterly.  In the scene in today’s Gospel, Martha […]