In today’s Gospel we encounter two followers of Jesus who are leaving the city of Jerusalem, three days after they watched from a distance as Jesus died a criminal’s death on the cross. Imagine their pain and dejection. They had heard Jesus, come to believe He was the long-awaited Messiah, and left everything… Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter Year A
I thought we’d start today’s homily with a little pop quiz. Which of the following expresses our belief in the Eucharist? Option A: The Eucharist is a remembrance of Jesus’ death for us. B. The Eucharist is truly the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. C. The Eucharist is a mere symbol… Continue reading Corpus Christi 2018
A Quick Journey Through The Mass This is the text for an Adult Faith Workshop on the Mass. It is intended to be an incomplete, yet simple introductory what happens for at the Mass for those who only have an experiential knowledge of the Mass. The first Christians gathered to celebrate the Eucharist on the Sabbath carrying… Continue reading A Quick Journey Through The Mass
This is the text for an Adult Faith Workshop on the History of the Mass at a Catholic Parish. It is intended to be an incomplete, yet simple introductory History of the Mass for those with very little knowledge of Church History or the Mass. Introduction The Mass, like all the sacraments, was instituted by Christ,… Continue reading A Concise History of the Mass
A Brief Reflection on Mt 26:36-46 for Eucharistic Adoration Presented to the Young Adults of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Immediately before our Lord was handed over to endure His passion, He asked His closest apostles to keep watch with Him. Having already received Jesus’ body and blood, at the Last Supper… Continue reading The Essential Link Between Adoration and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: A Brief Reflection.