Reflections


Weekly Reflection 7/5/2020   Recently updated !

REFLECTION The Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time July 4-5, 2020   This weekend, as a nation, we celebrate the day we officially declared our independence from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson, as author of the Declaration, penned, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that […]


Weekly Reflection 6/28/2020

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  REFLECTION FOR 6-28-2020   “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” Oh, how I love summertime!  The warmth, the color, the longer days, the slower pace, and best of all – vacation: no job, no cooking, no responsibility, and no worries.  On vacation […]


Weekly Reflection 6/21/2020

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 21, 2020 Father’s Day Reflection   In a year in which every thought of “at least things can’t get worse” has been followed by things getting worse, it seems impossible to turn one’s thoughts to something as normal as “Father’s Day”.  How can fathers […]


Weekly Reflection 6/14/2020

REFLECTION The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 13-14, 2020 On 11 August 1264, Pope Urban IV issued the Papal Bull Transiturus de Hoc Mundo which established the great feast of Corpus Christ, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In this public decree to the faithful, Pope Urban […]


Weekly Reflection 6/7/2020

REFLECTION The Feast Of The Most Holy Trinity June 6-7, 2020       As people, we always try to understand difficult things by putting them in terms familiar to us. So it is with The Holy Trinity. Trinity is a word derived from the Latin word trinitas, which means threefold. […]


Weekly Reflection 5/31/2020

REFLECTION May 30-31, 2020 To the Confirmation Class of 2020   The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of our plans to change abruptly. No more graduations, no more school, proms and celebrations have been canceled and summer plans thrown into uncertainty. Unfortunately, your confirmation mass has also been moved. […]


Weekly Reflection 5/24/2020

REFLECTION FOR 5-24-2020   Oh, that Jesus!  He’s always up to something!  If he isn’t giving sight to the blind, healing lepers, or turning water into wine; he’s rising from the dead and ascending into heaven.  You have to admit, there’s never a dull moment with Jesus around. And then, […]


Weekly Reflection 5/17/2020

REFLECTION Sunday, May 17, 2020 The Holy Spirit   In a few weeks, on Pentecost, we will remember the birth of our Church through the action of the Holy Spirit: When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the […]


Weekly Reflection 5/10/2020

REFLECTION Fourth Sunday of Easter May 10, 2020 MOTHER’S DAY        Mother’s Day always makes me think of our Blessed Mother Mary and my mother. A child of immigrants and a survivor of the Great Depression and World II, my mother grew up in a family of strong […]


Weekly Reflection 5/3/2020

REFLECTION MAY 2-3, 2020   In this week’s gospel, Jesus tells us: “I am the gate. Whoever enters through Me will be saved.” The question is – how do we enter through Jesus in order to be saved? Julian of Norwich tells us “Christ could not die any more, but […]