Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Fall is a season where we really see a lot of change, especially in our region.  Leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, the hours of sunlight are rapidly diminishing.  It makes us grateful for the bits of life that we still see, because we know that the winter is coming and… Continue reading Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Like many of you, when I take a vacation somewhere with natural beauty, I am always amazed at it.  For several years, my family used to vacation up in Wisconsin, on the shore of Lake Michigan.  I was always in awe to see the sun rise over the lake, or after a rain, to see… Continue reading Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week of Ordinary Time

Labor Day

Today’s readings: Genesis 1:26-2:3 | Psalm 90 | 1 Thessalonians 4:1b-2, 9-12 | Matthew 6:31-34 One of the things that I remember vividly about my childhood is how hard my parents worked. My Dad worked more than one job at a time for several years. And in his main job, he was with the company… Continue reading Labor Day

Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Recognizing goodness in the world is an art form that brings happiness.  Too often in our day to day life, we run into others, and maybe it’s even ourselves, who seem to live to find fault with just about everything and everyone.  And sometimes it’s understandable: life is hard, and some days the… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Saint Joseph the Worker

Today’s readings Today we celebrate one of my very favorite saints, Saint Joseph.  You might be thinking, didn’t we already celebrate his feast day this year?  And the answer to that would be yes, absolutely!  The feast – or rather the solemnity – of Saint Joseph (it’s a solemnity because he’s a very special and important saint), is… Continue reading Saint Joseph the Worker

Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today’s readings speak to us about the wonderful, spiritual quality of goodness.  We have the creation story, or at least the beginning of it, in which God is not only creating the world and everything in it, but also creating it in goodness.  And I think that we can relate to that in… Continue reading Monday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I love the words of the Psalmist today: “The Lord is gracious and merciful.” These are words that are easy for us to pray when things are going well, but maybe not so much when we’re going through rough times.  It seems like the psalmist is going through some very good times, but… Continue reading Monday of the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Over the past two days, we have heard, once again, the wonderful story of the creation of the world.  It’s not meant to be a science textbook or a timetable of events, of course, but instead delivers the message that all of creation was set in motion by our God, and that all… Continue reading Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: I Love You Period!

Today’s readings One of the most exciting lines in today’s Liturgy of the Word comes in the second reading: “The One who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’” The book of Revelation is all about the persecution of the early Christians, and it looks forward to the day when God… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter: I Love You Period!