Weekly Reflection 05/09/2021

REFLECTION Sixth Sunday of Easter May 8-9, 2020 Recognizing Jesus   A few years ago I was having more and more difficulty reading road signs, sports scores on the television and words on the written page.  My vision had deteriorated so much that I could no longer drive at night.  […]

Weekly Reflection 05/02/2021

REFLECTION Fifth Sunday of Easter May 1-2, 2021   The month of May brings thoughts and images of spring, of new life, just after we celebrate new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is new life made possible by Jesus, yes, most definitely, but it was Mary’s ‘Yes’, […]

Weekly Reflection 04/25/2021

REFLECTION FOR 4-25-21 “Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” This is the message of Easter; and it is not just for one day of the year. We have a God who loves us so much that he sacrificed his only Son to ransom us from the penalty of sin.  […]

Weekly Reflection 04/18/2021

REFLECTION The Third Sunday of Easter April 17-18, 2021   Along with a good friend of mine, I have been ushering the overflow congregation in Kilduff Hall at the Sunday 10:30 mass.  This past weekend we were joined before mass by his young brother, who is in second grade and […]

Weekly Reflection 04/11/2021

April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter Beyond Doubting Thomas   The first time Thomas speaks in John’s gospel is when Jesus announces his plan to return to Judea where Lazarus has died. Thomas, understanding the danger from the Jewish leaders, enjoins his fellow disciples, “Let us also go to […]

Weekly Reflection 04/04/2021

REFLECTION Easter Sunday April 4, 2021   Think of a time when you thought all was lost when suddenly everything changed.  In an instant you went from utter despair     to unspeakable joy.  There was the 1980 U. S. Hockey team and the ‘Miracle On Ice.”  There was the hallowed Kirk […]

Weekly Reflection 03/28/2021

REFLECTION FOR 3-28-21 HOLY WEEK Let us picture ourselves there – see it with our own eyes; hear it with our own ears; feel it in the depth of our being; let us walk through Holy Week with Jesus. SUNDAY:  Jesus riding on a donkey; palm branches being waved in […]

Weekly Reflection 3/21/2021

REFLECTION LIFE AFTER DEATH MARCH 20-21, 2021   It is interesting, as a child you want to or are told to, memorize a prayer.  Unfortunately, sometimes that comes back to haunt us.  We start the prayer and it just rolls off our tongue.  Don’t stop in the middle, you’ll never […]

Weekly Reflection 3/14/2021

REFLECTION: ADORATION OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST 4th Sunday of Lent March 13-14, 2021   Adoration of the Holy Eucharist is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus Christ who is present body, blood, soul and divinity under the appearance of the consecrated host, It is an extension of […]

Weekly Reflection 03/07/2021

REFLECTION The Third Sunday In Lent March 6-7, 2021   Six days a year for six Fridays in Lent we commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus through a unique liturgical service.  “Stations of the Cross” allows us to contemplate our Lord’s sacrifice for us as a community and individually.  […]