23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

As we celebrate Labor Day this weekend and officially bring the summer to a close, we find ourselves in the scriptures in part three of a four-part series in Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus teaches us how to be a Christina. If you remember two weeks ago we heard Matthew’s account of Jesus asking His disciples,… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

     A few years back, at another parish, I asked our 8th grade students right before Confirmation why they were Catholic and I just got a blank stare in response. I pressed them a little further by reminding them that they were about to be confirmed and thus they need to know why they are… Continue reading 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

     Those of you who know me, know that I am not a very emotional person; in fact my friends sometimes accuse me of having no heart. Yet as a priest, I frequently encounter deeply emotional situations, and every now and then one of them moves me deeply. A few months ago I had… Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

           What are the most important moments of your life? If I went around the Church I’m sure many of you would probably say your wedding day, the birth of your children or even your own birthday. While those are historically important moments in your life which should be cherished and… Continue reading 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Jon 3:1-5,10 / Ps 22:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20      The invitation we just heard Jesus extend to His apostles, to come after Him, is addressed to each and every one of us. While we often think that our faith is complex and difficult, a book of rules to… Continue reading 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B