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, […]

Weekly Reflection 9/20/2020

REFLECTION Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 20, 2020   Autumn Thoughts~ As the Thanksgiving season approaches and the year is looking to maintain the frenetic pace at which it’s been tugging us all behind it, I ask myself, what do I have to be thankful for? All year, it […]

Weekly Reflection 9/13/2020

“Forgive us as we forgive” 24th Sunday in ordinary time Sept. 12-13,2020   The 5th petition of the Lord’s Prayer states “And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Mt 5:12, Lk 11:2-4, Mk 11:25, Col 3:13, Eph 4:32-34, CCC 2838-2845. When we pray the […]

Weekly Reflection 9/6/2020

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time REFLECTION September 5th – 6th 2020 The End of Summer   As a kid, there was nothing more bittersweet than the last days of summer. My brother, sister, friends, and I would soak up every ounce of sunshine in those final days. Every last splash […]

Weekly Reflection 8/30/2020

August 30, 2020 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Carrying Crosses   Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” If we think of Jesus’ own literal taking up of His cross, we notice that He carried […]

Weekly Reflection 8/23/2020

REFLECTION The Twenty-First Sunday In Ordinary Time August 22-23, 2020   “Who do you say that I am?” In the gospel, we hear Jesus ask his disciples this question.  Since we are Jesus’ disciples today, it is fair to assume that he asks the same question of us. So, who […]

Weekly Reflection 8/16/2020

REFLECTION The Twentieth Sunday In Ordinary Time August 15-16, 2020   Okay, I admit it – I am a Facebook fanatic – bless me Father! However, I don’t get politically involved, use it as my source of facts, or put others down for their thoughts and beliefs. As a former […]