Weekly Reflection 4/5/2020

HOLY WEEK REFLECTION        For us this is the most important week of the year.  This year we will celebrate in a unique way.  While we cannot share these celebrations as a community in our churches, we can still celebrate as a parish family.  This week, let us […]

Weekly Reflection 3/29/2020

Reflection: FASTING 5th Sunday of Lent March 28-29, 2020      Fasting is a voluntary, self-sacrificing gift of love and reverence for God. Sacrifice means to “make holy” as we remove anything that stands between us and God. By denying oneself of something good (food) for a greater good (spiritual nourishment […]

Weekly Reflection 3/22/2020

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Lent March 21-22, 2020        Here we are in the middle of the season of Lent. A season of prayer, penance, and fasting. We have grown accustomed to the priest wearing a purple chasuble over the past three Sundays to remind us that this is […]

Weekly Reflection 3/15/2020

REFLECTION – RECONCILIATION Third Sunday of Lent March 14-15, 2020      This season of Lent we are especially called to reflect on our lives and seek change, specifically those changes necessary to get ourselves in a right relationship with God and His Church. The sacrament of reconciliation is a sacrament of […]

Weekly Reflection 3/8/2020

REFLECTION Second Sunday of Lent March 7-8, 2020 The power of prayer!             As Catholics, we learn how to pray when we are young. The very first prayer we learn is the sign of the cross. Then we learn our traditional and ritualistic prayers; the Our Father, Hail Mary, the […]

Weekly Reflection 3/1/20

REFLECTION The First Sunday Of Lent February 29 – March 1, 2020 The Season of Lent      It is that time of year again. That time when, as Catholics, we ask the question, “What are we going to do this Lent?” When I was young, I dreaded these forty days, for […]

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 […]