Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Today’s readingsMass for the school children. Sometimes it seems like everyone is against us.  Maybe you’ve felt that way sometimes.  Maybe someone was telling lies about you and trying to get others to work against you, or maybe they were looking for any time you did the slightest thing wrong, or messed up in any… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

The Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Our readings today, I think, are very poignant and to the point.  As a pastor, I see a lot of suffering, and it breaks my heart when my parishioners are going through hard times.  Whether those hard times are brought about by death or sickness, or by relationship problems, or by poverty or… Continue reading The Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time/Diocesan Appeal Announcement

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… Continue reading Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time/Diocesan Appeal Announcement

Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings I have to tell you, today’s gospel reading gives me a little bit of a panic attack deep down inside!  I tend to over-pack, and really, over-prepare for everything.  Even though I was never a boy scout, the whole idea of being prepared just really resonates with me.  And so when Jesus says… Continue reading Wednesday of the Twenty-fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Today’s readings Today, Jesus has for us good news and bad news. The good news is that he is eventually going to send the Holy Spirit upon the world. The Holy Spirit will be a new Advocate for us, and will testify to everything that Jesus said and did. The Spirit’s testimony will be further… Continue reading Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings Have you ever had to deal with people working against you?  Most of us have.  Most of us have experienced people spreading lies about us, trying to get others to work against us.  And today we find ourselves in good company.  Today’s readings find the prophet Jeremiah, king David and Jesus all in… Continue reading Friday of the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time