Weekly Reflection 8/9/2020

  REFLECTION The Nineteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 8-9, 2020 Today’s Gospel is so familiar to us the we even use the image to categorize people that we categorize as perfect or who want us to appear perfect.  How many of us have used the phrase, “What, do you […]

Weekly Reflection 8/2/2020

REFLECTION The Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 1-2, 2020 We do miss hugs. Even those among us who are not ‘huggers’, have had those cherished moments when we have been enveloped in the unconditional love of another’s embrace. Since the pandemic, it has become a rare commodity. Yet, when […]

Weekly Reflection 7/26/2020

WEEKLY REFLECTION FOR 7-26-2020   What would you wish for? In today’s first reading, God appears to Solomon in a dream and tells Solomon to ask God for something.  Solomon asks for an understanding heart so that he can be a good king over Israel.  God is pleased with Solomon’s […]

Weekly Reflection 7/19/2020

REFLECTION July 18-19, 2020 16th Sunday In Ordinary Time What I Have Missed About Mass   During quarantine–closer to the beginning but far enough in that everyone was beginning to get restless–I wrote to a friend that we would all come out of it touch-starved, blinking in sudden sunlight, unsure […]

Weekly Reflection 7/12/2020

Understanding the Word of God July 11-12, 2020 Mark Twain once said “It is not those passages of scripture I do not understand that bother me, but those that I do understand.” Understanding asserts the ability to acquire, organize, evaluate, and interpret information.  If ” all scripture is inspired by […]

Weekly Reflection 7/5/2020

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. […]