The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Memorial Day

Today’s readings Today we have the great honor of celebrating two very important things that happen on this day.  We all know it is Memorial Day, the day of honoring and remembering the sacrifice that many men and women made in order to safeguard our freedom.  We particularly remember those of them who paid the… Continue reading The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Readings: Isaiah 32:15-18 | Psalm 72 | Matthew 5:1-12a Today is a day to reflect on our heroes. Who are the ones we hold up as role models and honor for their contribution to our world? Would we think of political leaders, or sports heroes, or entertainers? Certainly their accomplishments inspire us, and perhaps even… Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today’s readings: Isaiah 32:15-18, Philippians 4:6-9, Matthew 5:1-12a Memorial Day originally began in our country as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the soldiers who died in the Civil War.  Later it became a holiday to commemorate all those who had died in war in the service of our country.  This continues to… Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day 

Today’s readings: Isaiah 32:15-18, Philippians 4:6-9, Matthew 5:1-12a Memorial Day originally began in our country as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the soldiers who died in the Civil War. Later it became a holiday to commemorate all those who had died in war in the service of our country. This continues… Continue reading Memorial Day 

Memorial Day

Readings: Isaiah 32:15-18 | Psalm 72 | Matthew 5:1-12a Mass of Peace and Justice One of the effects of a presidential election year for me, is taking a long hard look at who we hold up as our leaders or our heroes. In some ways these days, a presidential election is an emergence of whoever… Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today’s readings: James 3:13-18; Psalm 72; Matthew 5:38-48 I was talking to one of our parishioners today who is on a local board that, among other things, hires police officers for their municipality. He was telling me how hard it is to find qualified people willing to serve these days. I wasn’t surprised to hear… Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today’s readings: Isaiah 32:15-18, Philippians 4:6-9, Matthew 5:1-12a Memorial Day originally began in our country as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the soldiers who died in the Civil War.  Later it became a holiday to commemorate all those who had died in war in the service of our country.  Today is,… Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today’s readings. One of the effects of a presidential election year for me, is taking a long hard look at who we hold up as our leaders or our heroes.  In some ways, a presidential election is an emergence of whoever is the least objectionable candidate, because in this day and age, it’s hard to… Continue reading Memorial Day

Saint Petronille, Virgin and Martyr

Today’s Gospel: Luke 9:23-26 Saint Petronille could have had everything.  Pursued by her suitor Count Flaccus, she could have lived a very comfortable life that maybe she would have seen as a just reward for her years of service.  Whether she was Saint Peter’s daughter as one legend tells us, or a spiritual daughter and… Continue reading Saint Petronille, Virgin and Martyr