26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

The seminary, where new priests are trained, is intended to be a very grueling period of formation. It’s a program that everyone goes through, but as you go through you are assigned to different formators who are responsible to take that program and craft it directly to you. It is calculated and thoroughly evaluated. The… Continue reading 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C (Stewardship Sunday)

     When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to be a grown up. As a kid, it just seemed that life would be better when I was finally an adult and then I hit my 18th birthday and it didn’t really mean anything. I thought well, maybe when I turn 21 then I’ll have made… Continue reading 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C (Stewardship Sunday)

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Each year, the United Nations develops a suitability report and part of that report is called the World Happiness Study.  The study that was released this spring shows that Americans are not happy. It showed that “even as the United States economy improved after the end of the Great Recession in 2009 … happiness… Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11

A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11 Offered at the VFW Post 1045 on September 11, 2019 by Fr. Peter Fonseca (Department Chaplain of the Florissant Police Department)   Just hours after the attacks of September 11, while the smoke was still rising over New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Pope John Paul II addressed… Continue reading A Prayer for the Anniversary of 9/11

Education as a means to sainthood: A reflection for teachers

     This past June, after boarding a flight down to New Orleans I did my usual, pull out my iPad and plug in my headphones. Yet, as I sat down in my seat and ordered my usual pre-flight drink of coffee with baileys, I couldn’t help but notice that the elderly passenger next to me… Continue reading Education as a means to sainthood: A reflection for teachers

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     A couple of years ago, on the 10th anniversary of my high school graduation I was asked to return to my high school to speak at a mother-son brunch. I’ve had the privilege of speak at a fair number of mother-son or mother-daughter Masses, brunches, etc. And when I do, I always have… Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C