Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

Today’s readings This is the beginning of a rather angelic few days for us Catholics.  Today we celebrate the feast of the archangels, and on Friday we will have the joy of honoring our guardian angels.  We celebrate the way the angels protect and guide us and keep us on the path to Christ. Many people think… Continue reading Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

Today’s readings Nazareth was a sleepy little town in the region of Galilee, a vast region with lots of wilderness and, like Nazareth, a few sleepy little towns.  Galilee was in the nation of Israel, one of the small nations in the Roman Empire.  Israel had its own king, but he was really just someone who kept… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

Today’s readings This is the beginning of a rather angelic few days for us Catholics.  Today we celebrate the feast of the archangels, and on Monday we will have the joy of honoring our guardian angels.  We celebrate the way the angels protect and guide us and keep us on the path to Christ. Many… Continue reading Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels

Friday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Angels are messengers that God sends sometimes to let us know his plans for us, or to guard and guide us, or even to help us to see what’s really important. And it’s that last thing that the archangel Raphael does in today’s first reading. If we remember all the way back to… Continue reading Friday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

The Nativity of the Lord: Children’s Vigil Mass

Today’s readings #christmasnd Once upon a time, there was an old shepherd named Elias. He had been a shepherd for his whole life long, just like his father, and his father’s father. Being a shepherd was hard and lonely work. He took care of a large group of sheep and did his best to protect… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Children’s Vigil Mass

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Today’s readings “Don’t shoot the messenger!” That’s our colloquial way of saying that the words we speak to someone come from someone else; they are not our ideas. Most of us have probably said that to someone at some time when giving them bad news. But that doesn’t work for we who are followers of… Continue reading Thursday of the Fourth Week of Easter

The Holy Guardian Angels

Today’s readings: Exodus 23:20-23; Psalm 91; Matthew 18:1-5, Matthew 18:10 “For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways.” These are incredibly comforting words that the Psalmist sings to us today. God never allows anything to overshadow us, never misses any event of our lives. Moreover, he commands the angels, his servants,… Continue reading The Holy Guardian Angels

The Nativity of the Lord (Vigil Mass): Joseph’s Story

Today’s readings Once, a very long time ago, there was a man named Joseph.  He was a well-respected and hard-working man, from the family of the great king David.  But since Israel hadn’t been a great nation in a long time, he wasn’t respected for being a great king himself.  Instead, people respected him for… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord (Vigil Mass): Joseph’s Story

Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels

Today’s readings This is the beginning of a rather angelic week for us Catholics.  Today we celebrate the feast of the archangels, and on Friday we will have the joy of honoring our guardian angels.  We celebrate the way the angels protect and guide us and keep us on the path to Christ. Many people… Continue reading Ss. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels

St. Boniface

Today’s readings Boniface was a Benedictine monk in England. He gave up the real possibility of being elected abbot of his community in order to reach out to the German people. Pope Gregory II sent Boniface to a Germany where paganism was a way of life, and where the clergy were at best uneducated and… Continue reading St. Boniface