2022 Baccalaureate Mass Homily for John Paul II Prep

This afternoon, as we gather to close out another academic year and celebrate the graduation of the class of 2022, it only seems appropriate that we thank God for bringing us to this point. And so, it is appropriate that we begin our graduation exercises with this great act of thanksgiving, the holy sacrifice of… Continue reading 2022 Baccalaureate Mass Homily for John Paul II Prep

Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2022

On this night over 2,000 years ago, the apostles gathered one last time with Jesus to celebrate the Passover meal, the annual Jewish celebration which recalls the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Every year the Jewish people gather together to tell the saving story we heard in our first reading. They gather,… Continue reading Mass of the Lord’s Supper 2022

3rd Sunday of Advent: Why do I have to go to Mass on Sunday

If you have been with us for the past couple of weeks of Advent, you will recall that as we are preparing for the coming of Christ at Christmas, we have stepped back to acknowledge the great blessing and the great reality, that God wants to be with us. It is the great mystery of… Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Advent: Why do I have to go to Mass on Sunday

1st Sunday of Advent: Why am I Catholic

Well, here we are at the start of Advent, only 27 days away from Christmas. In just 4 weeks we will gather to celebrate that central point in human history when God Himself crossed the seemingly infinite chasm between heaven and earth to become like us in all things but sin. As we begin this… Continue reading 1st Sunday of Advent: Why am I Catholic