Friday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time [Mass of the Holy Spirit]

Today’s readings (Mass for the school children.) I can’t think of any better way to celebrate the beginning of the school year than by giving a teacher a pop quiz!  You can all relax: I’m not really going to do that.  But … Continued

The Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings The very most important piece of the Gospel today comes right at the end, when Jesus says to the scribe: “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”  That’s actually a pretty remarkable thing for him to … Continued

The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time/Talent/Treasure

Today’s readings One of our parishioners showed me some pictures yesterday of the new chapel at my alma mater, Mundelein Seminary. The chapel has stained glass windows that depict various saints of the New Evangelization, and the one that stood … Continued