Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s readings In our first reading this morning, we have from the Acts of the Apostles a rather defining moment for the early Church. Jesus hadn’t given them a precise rule book of how to make the Church develop: he simply sent them out to baptize. But he also told them to make disciples of… Continue reading Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

The First Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings We’ve gathered here today on the precipice of something new.  Do you feel it?  Do you come here with a sense of hope and expectation?  Are you on the edge of your seat?  Well, if not, I certainly hope you will be by the end of Advent.  That’s what it’s all about.  The… Continue reading The First Sunday of Advent

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter 

Today’s readings  In our first reading this morning, we have from the Acts of the Apostles a rather defining moment for the early Church. Jesus hadn’t given them a precise rule book of how to make the Church develop: he simply sent them out to baptize. But he also told them to make disciples of… Continue reading Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter 

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but to be Catholic means being on the move.  Many of the ancient churches were built in a shape that evoked a ship, which hearkened back to Noah’s ark, which was a foreshadowing of the Church.  Just as that ark was the means of salvation for… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings #adventnd #christmasnd #advent #christmas What has captured my imagination as I’ve prayed this Advent is how we have been given this wonderful gift. This gift eclipses anything we’ll ever be given, anything we will ever earn, anything that will ever cross our meandering path in life. Today, the readings call that gift Emmanuel… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Today’s readings Do you remember the best gift you ever got? What was it? Who gave it to you? How long did it last? Do you still have it? Every gift is a little different: some are big, some are small, some make a lasting impact, some are used up and soon forgotten. The best… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Fourth Sunday of Advent – Make Some Room!

What has captured my imagination as I’ve prayed this Advent is how we have been given this wonderful gift.  This gift eclipses anything we’ll ever be given, anything we will ever earn, anything that will ever cross our meandering path in life.  Today, the readings call that gift Emmanuel – God with us.  I think… Continue reading The Fourth Sunday of Advent – Make Some Room!

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Today’s readings “Athirst is my soul for the Living God.” The Psalmist today sums up what is going on in the entire Liturgy of the Word.  In the book of Acts, we see that even the Gentiles seek salvation in Christ, and Peter learns that those God has called to holiness cannot be treated as… Continue reading Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

The Third Sunday of Lent [A]

Today’s readings Winter is always rough on people, health-wise.  If it’s not the flu, then it’s some sort of virus making its way around.  That’s been true this winter for sure.  Staff members here at church and people in my family have been coming down with one form or another of seasonal illness, and I… Continue reading The Third Sunday of Lent [A]

Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Today we get a bit of a glimpse as to how Jesus’ day-to-day ministry worked.  We can see three things in particular that characterize how things happened.  First, he journeyed to proclaim the Good News.  He met people where they were, and even sought them out.  This shows us God’s relentless pursuit of… Continue reading Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time