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 They have been replaced by the muted decorations of winter and vestments of purple.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. […]

Weekly Reflection 11/10/19

  REFLECTION 32nd Sunday In Ordinary Time November 10, 2019        No one escapes the sting of death, whether death comes to us through the loss of those we love, broken relationships, illness, job loss, or our own inevitable death. We are born with an innate tendency for life. […]

Weekly Reflection 11/3/2019

REFLECTION Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time November 2-3, 2019        Who does Jesus not love? How far is a person willing to go to receive that love? The answers are found in today’s Gospel. Under the Roman Empire a person was chosen by Rome from among the conquered nation […]

Weekly Reflection 10/27/19

REFLECTION Thirtieth Sunday In Ordinary Time October 26-27, 2019   “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” When I am stubborn and hard-hearted… “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” When I feel sorry for myself instead of counting my blessings… “O God, be merciful to me, a […]

Weekly Reflection 10/20/19

REFLECTION Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 19-20, 2019        Today, Jesus reminds us that “we should pray continually and not lose heart” (Lk 18:1). He teaches with his deeds and with his words. St. Luke appears before us as the evangelist of Jesus’ prayers. Quite so! In some of […]

Weekly Reflection 10/13/19

REFLECTION Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 12-13 2019      In today’s Gospel as Jesus nears Jerusalem and his ultimate trials, he enters a village and ten lepers meet him. They remain at a distance, but call him by name; they knew him and that gave them hope. They also […]

Weekly Reflection 10/6/19

REFLECTION Twenty-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time October 5-6, 2019        When I was young, my mother would buy groceries from ACME Supermarket. With each purchase she would receive S & K Green Stamps. Upon arriving home, she would attach the stamps to her Green Stamp Booklet. After collecting what seemed […]