Weekly Reflection 11/29/2020   Recently updated !

November 29, 2020 First Sunday of Advent Keeping Things Balanced   This Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season, a season often filled with stress and anxiety, a time we ask ourselves that annual question:  how do we meet the ever-increasing demands of the secular Christmas season while trying […]

Weekly Reflection 11-22-2020

Reflection for 11-22-2020   As Catholic Christians, we live by two calendars:  the secular calendar that starts on January 1st and ends on December 31st, and the liturgical calendar that begins with the first Sunday of Advent and ends with the feast of Christ the King.  Both calendars are marked […]

REFLECTION The Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time November 14-15, 2020 “Giving Thanks”   Thankfulness is an exercise in mindfulness. In 2020, a year that continues to provide ever more evidence towards the proof of Murphy’s Law, the moments of pause we must take to give thanks might be longer than […]

Weekly Reflection 11/8/2020

Reflection Adoration of the Holy Eucharist November 7-8, 2020   “Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration […]

Weekly Reflection 11/1/2020

REFLECTION The Feast of All Saints October 31 – November 1, 2020                   Pope Francis said, “To be a saint is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.”  Saints come in all shapes and sizes.  There are those who lived an entire life of holiness, […]

Weekly Reflection 10/25/2020

Reflection for 10-25-2020 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time   “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.” – Jesus Oh my!  Why couldn’t Jesus have made the greatest commandment to […]

Weekly Reflection 10/18/2020

DIFFERENCES IN THE GOSPELS 30TH Sunday in Ordinary Time  Oct. 17-18, 2020   Written between AD 45-100, the Gospels are the most important written tradition handed down by the Church. When viewed side-by-side (synoptically), the first three gospels are so similar and convey the same overall saving message; and in […]

Weekly Reflection 10/11/2020

REFLECTION October 10-11, 2020 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Learning to Live With or Without   “I know how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance.”  While thinking about Paul’s words, I found it interesting to look at the Greek behind the phrases “how […]

Weekly Reflection 10/4/2020

REFLECTION The Twenty-Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time October 3-4, 2020   In this year of 2020, what is the new normal?  Will masks become a permanent addition to our wardrobe?   Will handshakes be replaced with the elbow tap?  Are hugs, outside your immediate family, a thing off the past?  It […]

Weekly Reflection 9/27/2020

REFLECTION FOR 9-27-2020 Actions speak louder than words… In today’s gospel, both sons disrespect their father.  The first one says that he’ll do what his father asks of him, but then does not do it.  The second son says that he will not do what his father asks of him, […]