Thursday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast] One of the voices that can never be silenced in us is the voice that cries out seeking to see.  We spend our whole lives crying out as Bartimaeus in today’s Gospel: “Master, I want to see.”  And just as the crowd and even the disciples could not silence his desires, so… Continue reading Thursday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Today's readings [display_podcast] After my first year in seminary, during the summer, I was sent to live for six weeks in Mexico in order to learn Spanish.  I wish that endeavor had been more successful, but I did in fact come away with some experiences that have changed my way of thinking and praying.  The… Continue reading The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Trinity

Today's readings [display_podcast] What is God like? Today’s celebration of the Most Holy Trinity reminds us of the fact that God loved the world he created so much that he was determined to remain in relationship with it.  “God so loved the world,” the Gospel tells us, “that he gave his only Son, so that… Continue reading The Most Holy Trinity

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast] Sometimes, it seems, we think that God is too big to deal with our paltry little problems.  In thinking that way, though, we make God out to be quite a bit smaller than he really is.  We want to define God, just like Peter did.  We want him to be our Messiah,… Continue reading Thursday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast]    One of the things I sometimes struggle with, and maybe some of you do too, is that I am often tempted to eat the wrong things.  Somehow, if I’m watching TV or something, I get an urge to eat some kind of snack that is not only not very nutritious but… Continue reading Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Ordinary Time

The Solemnity of Pentecost

Today's readings [display_podcast] In a few moments we will stand together and pray these beautiful words: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. And we… Continue reading The Solemnity of Pentecost

Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today's readings [display_podcast]   There are two kinds of communication that are spoken of in today’s Gospel.  The first is rumor, and the second is truth.  The rumor in the Gospel came about as a result of a misinterpretation of the private conversation that Jesus and John were having.  Jesus tells Peter basically that it’s… Continue reading Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May Crowning

Today's Readings: Acts 1:12-14, John 19:25-27[Mass for the school children.] There is a prayer, the “Hail Mary” that we say all the time.  How many of you know it, boys and girls?  Since we are crowning Mary today, I thought it might be a good thing to talk about that wonderful prayer and what it… Continue reading May Crowning

Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today's readings [display_podcast]   Sometimes we get an idea and it seems well, a little uncomfortable.  We may well have had a call or even a gentle moving from the Lord, and are afraid to act on it.  Today’s Scriptures speak to those of us who are sometimes hesitant to do what the Lord is… Continue reading Thursday of the Seventh Week of Easter