Reflections


Weekly Reflection 1/19/2020

  REFLECTION NAME THAT SAINT! January 18-19, 2020   Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, journalists, the deaf, and adult education. Doctor of the Church Catholic Lectionary. He laid the basis for the teaching of the Second Vatican Council on the “universal call to holiness”; i.e. every baptized Christian […]


Weekly Reflection 1/12/2020

REFLECTION The Baptism Of The Lord January 11-12, 2020             As we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, it is only fitting that we contemplate the sacrament of baptism and what our own baptism means. The Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC] defines baptism this way, “Holy […]


Weekly Reflection 12/29/19

REFLECTION Feast of the Holy Family December 28-29, 2019             When I reflect on the Holy Family, I see their humanity. Like all families, they faced anxiety, fears and problems. Joseph and Mary started their new life together with an unexpected pregnancy that threatened to bring them both shame and […]


Reflection Christmas

THE NATIVITY OF OUR LORD REFLECTION December 25, 2019      What brings so many of us together for Christmas mass? Is it the keeping of a family tradition that requires your presence here? Or are you here with young children beginning a new tradition? Is it the singing of beloved carols […]


Weekly Reflection 12/22/19

REFLECTION FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 21-22, 2019 Are we ready for CHRISTmas? Shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, sending cards, planning get-togethers – Are we finished? Are we ready? And, if so, exactly what have we prepared for? Gift-opening mayhem, messes when it’s all over, mad dashes to make sure we […]


Weekly Reflection 12/15/19

REFLECTION THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 14-15, 2019 Think Pink!      Pink Sunday~As a five year old that’s what the third Sunday of Advent meant to me. And as a five year old nothing made me more excited than to see the priest wear my favorite color, and to watch as […]


Weekly Reflection 12/8/19

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe                 The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) goes back to the 16th century. A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized, and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near […]


Weekly Reflection 12/1/19

REFLECTION THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT November 3-December 1, 2019  “The Season of Advent”       t’s beginning to look a lot like Advent! Gone are the colorful decorations and green vestments of Ordinary Time. They have been replaced by the muted decorations of winter and vestments of purple. This four […]


Weekly Reflection 11/24/19

REFLECTION Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe Sunday November 23-24, 2019      Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ: King of the Universe. Yet, the description of Jesus in today’s gospel is far from that of our usual idea of a king. Instead of sitting […]


Weekly Reflection 11/17/19

REFLECTION Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time November 16-17, 2019      Our liturgical year is about to end and the Church presents the “parusia” to us (the second coming of Christ), while at the same time the Church wants us to think of our last days: death, judgment, hell or heaven. […]