The Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Our readings today pick up the sermon that Jesus was giving in last week’s gospel.  Last week, he used the formula: “You have heard that it was said…  But I say to you…” to raise the bar on living the fifth, sixth and eighth commandments. Merely refraining from actual murder no longer means that we have… Continue reading The Seventh Sunday 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

The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stewardship Sunday

Today’s readings This is indeed our home.  It can be easy to come to think of this place as a school, or an auditorium, or even as a worship space and fills a function and other than that, doesn’t mean anything different.  But as I said in the video this is our home: this is… Continue reading The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stewardship Sunday

Monday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings You know, every time we hear this story about the widow’s mite, the story is equated with the call to stewardship. That’s the classic explanation of the text. And there’s nothing wrong with that explanation. I might even go so far as to preach it that way myself on occasion. But honestly, I… Continue reading Monday of the Thirty-third Week of Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today's readings [display_podcast] The Lord takes care of those who are on fire for love of him, he takes care of those who season their lives and the lives of others with the gifts God has given them.  Today, in a very familiar way, we are being called to be salt and light.  Salt is… Continue reading Tuesday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time