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

Of Movember, Pink Ribbons, Saint Baldrick’s and Reverence for Life

This post is my bulletin column for this week. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Some years ago, it was popular to do the “ice bucket challenge” in order to raise funds for ALS, popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Many of my friends on social media were taking up the challenge, and I… Continue reading Of Movember, Pink Ribbons, Saint Baldrick’s and Reverence for Life

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

Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 

Today’s readings  Today Tobit finds out that charity begins at home. All his noble deeds of burying the dead are worth nothing if he does not know how to honor the living who are with him. The blindness he develops in today’s first reading is really on two counts. First, and most obviously, there is… Continue reading Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 

Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 

Today’s readings  Today Tobit finds out that charity begins at home. All his noble deeds of burying the dead are worth nothing if he does not know how to honor the living who are with him. The blindness he develops in today’s first reading is really on two counts. First, and most obviously, there is… Continue reading Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time 

Men’s Ministry Lenten Breakfast Talk: How Do Men Observe Lent?

Last night, I was in church for the Living Stations.  The junior high kids were leading it and they did an awesome job.  They even got me to shed a few tears along the way.  I’m half Italian: we just do that!  But what was it that got to me and caused those tears: 1.… Continue reading Men’s Ministry Lenten Breakfast Talk: How Do Men Observe Lent?

Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today Tobit finds out that charity begins at home. All his noble deeds of burying the dead are worth nothing if he does not know how to honor the living who are with him. The blindness he develops in today’s first reading is really on two counts. First, and most obviously, there is… Continue reading Tuesday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter

Today’s readings Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus is a perplexing one, to be sure. But in the light of Easter, we can see that Jesus was proclaiming that God is doing something new. Not only that, but God wants us all to be part of that new thing. For Nicodemus, that meant the old ways of… Continue reading Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter