Weekly Reflection 2/23/2020

REFLECTION Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time February 22-23, 2020        “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”      So, who is my neighbor?      Well, there’s the lady who lives in the house next door (who complains about my dog barking); the person who sits next to me on the couch […]

Weekly Reflection 2/16/20

REFLECTION Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time February 15-16, 2020      Our lives are so strictly defined by time. Twenty-four hours in a day, six of school, eight of work, one or two for sports practice or a club, thirty minutes to get someone to and from somewhere and dinner has to […]

Weekly Reflection 2/9/2020

REFLECTION THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME February 8-9, 2020   We live in a time and place that highly values individualism. And personal prayer is certainly very important. We can see this in Jesus’ own example: the Bible tells us that before major events in his life, Jesus would […]

Weekly Reflection 2/2/2020

REFLECTION Presentation Of The Lord February 1-2, 2020      When my children were toddlers, we would visit my parent’s home where they would play for hours with my mother. They would find the simplest game, playing it over and over. Each time they finished, the children would call out, “Do it […]

Weekly reflection 1/26/20

REFLECTION Third Sunday In Ordinary Time January 25-26, 2020 We have been called: By our mothers – to wake up in the morning By the teacher – to solve the problem on the blackboard By our friends – to chat on the phone By the cashier at the take-out counter […]

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 […]