Weekly Reflection September 19, 2021   Recently updated !

September 19, 2021 Finding Christ in the Ordinary One of my most comforting images of God is that of the All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Loving Father, who is in heaven Out There somewhere, protecting me and providentially guiding my life towards relationship with Him.  Unfortunately, as we reflect on that image of […]

Weekly Reflection September 12, 2021

Make Time for Faith Formation When we hear the term “faith formation,” we usually think of classes for children (CCD, Religious Education, Sunday School). Parents with young children know that in order to receive First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation, they will need to attend classes. They make certain that […]

Weekly Reflection September 5, 2021

September 5, 2021 Twenty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time ‘Labor Day’   On this three day weekend Americans celebrate the unofficial end of summer with cookouts, a final day at the pool or the last summer getaway. Starting on Tuesday, it is back to whatever our normal is at the present […]

Weekly Reflection 8/29/2021

Reflection Twenty-Second Sunday In Ordinary Time Purifying the Sacred Vessels   How controversial can doing the dishes be?  Well… In the sacrifice of the Eucharist it is important to remember one thing; Jesus Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity. The ‘real presence’ of Christ is there in […]

Weekly Reflection 8/22/2021

REFLECTION FOR 8-22-21   Do you ever wonder how life got so complicated? When I was growing up, the TV had three channels.  Yet, I don’t remember ever being frustrated because there was nothing to watch on TV.  Now, the TV has hundreds of channels, but I often find that […]

Weekly Reflection 08/15/2021

REFLECTIONS  HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATIONS  August 14/15, 2021   An obligation/duty is a moral or legal requirement which by necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our faith/nation.  So, where do the holy days of obligation come from? Scripture? Tradition? Yes! Beginning with the Lord’s resting […]

Weekly Reflection 08/08/2021

Tucked in the middle of Jack Kerouac’s “belief & technique for modern prose” is the suggestion “19. accept loss forever.” When I first got accepted to college, I didn’t consider the finality of moving on. I didn’t consider that “loss” might apply to the absence of a familiar face or […]

Weekly Reflection 08/01/2021

August 1, 2021 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Summer Prayer Time     Summer is a time of respite and relaxation.  We get out of our routines in an attempt to refresh our mind, body and spirit.  We spend more time in nature; be it tending to our gardens, walking […]

Weekly Reflection 07/25/2021

REFLECTION FOR 7-25-21   The past 16 months have certainly had their challenges.  With the declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the leaders of the Catholic Church granted dispensation from attendance at Sunday Mass for over 15 months.  During a portion of that time, some of the faithful continued […]