Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s first reading has always intrigued me, ever since I can remember hearing it as a child. God intends to destroy the city of Sodom because of its pervasive wickedness. Abraham, newly in relationship with God, stands up for the innocent of the city, largely because that was where his nephew, Lot, had… Continue reading Monday of the Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Vespers for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 During World War II, the officers of the Third Reich’s secret service forcefully recruited many 12- and 13-year-old boys into what was called the Junior Gestapo.  The harshly treated boys were given only inhumane jobs that they were to perform without rest or complaint. After the war ended, most had lost… Continue reading Vespers for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Today’s readings St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a well-connected young man who lived during the Renaissance. His father longed for him to become a military hero, and brought him up in the court society. But Aloysius was affected from an early age by a desire to become one with God, and often practiced great penance and… Continue reading St. Aloysius Gonzaga

Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings It’s quite well known that we men hate to stop and ask for directions.  Actually, I am glad I have a GPS in my car, because now I never have to ask for directions any more!  But finding the right way to go is important.  If you don’t have directions, you’ll never make… Continue reading Monday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

The Most Holy Trinity

Today’s readings 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 everyone who believes in him… Continue reading The Most Holy Trinity

Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the Church

Today’s readings St. Anthony is probably one of the best-known Catholic saints. As the patron for finding lost objects, I’m sure so many of us have prayed, “Tony, Tony, look around, something’s lost and can’t be found.” We all lose track of things from time to time, and it’s nice to have someone to help… Continue reading Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the Church

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

Today’s readings Yesterday, on the Solemnity of the Lord’s Ascension, Jesus promised to be with us until the end of time.  In these days after the Ascension, the Liturgy calls us to rely on Jesus’ presence among us and to turn and find our hope in God.  Even though Jesus is unseen, having ascended to… Continue reading Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

The Ascension of the Lord

Today’s readings Can you imagine what was going through the disciples’ minds as they stood there watching the Ascension of the Lord?  Think about all that they’ve been through.  Three years following this Jesus whose words were compelling and whose miracles were amazing and whose way of life was uplifting.  But still, there was something… Continue reading The Ascension of the Lord