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

The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stewardship

Today’s readings At the heart of today’s Gospel reading is the question of whether or not we as disciples of Jesus are willing to go where he’s leading us. Much could be said about the posturing of James and John to get the good seats in the kingdom. But honestly, they didn’t even know what they was… Continue reading The Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Stewardship

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 out for me was that of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Maximilian is a modern saint, a… Continue reading The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time/Talent/Treasure

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Today’s readings Today’s feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is an incredible privilege for us to celebrate.  That our God, who is higher than the heavens and more glorious than anything we could ever possibly imagine, would give himself to us, his creatures, so completely that we would have him as… Continue reading The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time [B]: Time, Talent & Treasure

Today’s readings I’m speaking at all the Masses this weekend, and I know what you’re thinking: here comes the money talk.  All he ever does is talk about money.  I hope you don’t really feel that way, because we do try to keep all the money talk to a minimum.  We do, however, want to… Continue reading Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time [B]: Time, Talent & Treasure

The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time, Talent and Treasure

Today’s readings Mike was one of my favorite people in the world.  He owned the service station where my family had, and still has, our cars repaired and maintained ever since we first moved out to the suburbs, almost forty years ago now.  Dad used to joke that with all the cars we brought in… Continue reading The Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time: Time, Talent and Treasure

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

The Epiphany of the Lord

Today's readings We gather together today to celebrate the twelfth day of Christmas.  Today is the traditional day for the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord, a time when we can see who Christ really is, when our eyes are enlightened, and our hearts are opened.  Because there is a gift to be had… Continue reading The Epiphany of the Lord