09/09/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I often wonder did Jesus get overwhelmed by the amount of people looking for help? The gospels tells us of the times he went away to a quiet place to rest awhile or to pray. They also tell us of the times he took his disciples away particularly after they had…

09/02/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Give us this Day When you pray, be humble When you confess, be honest When you do penance, do it indefatigably When you eat, be sensible When you are alone, be faithful When you are with others, be discreet When some teaches you good manners, be receptive When someone reprimands you…

08/26/2018

The poet William Butler Yeats wrote, “Many times man lives and dies between his two eternities. Out of eternity we have come by our birth, and back to eternity we return by our death. Between the two eternities we live in time.” But why? Well…one way to shed light on this question is to go…

08/19/2018

At the end of every Mass the priest or deacon says “Go the Mass is ended”. In its simplest form, this statement is a call to go and put into action in our daily lives, what we have celebrated in the Eucharist. We have listened to the word of God and we have shared in…

08/12/2018

Wednesday August 15th is the Feast of the Assumption, a holyday of obligation. We believe as do Orthodox Christians and many Anglicans (Episcopalians) that Mary after her earthly life was complete was assumed body and soul into heaven. Even though this was a long held belief in Christendom, it was not until after broad consultation…

08/05/2018

When I read today’s first reading, I ask myself the question, “how often do I grumble?” If I answer honestly I would say more often than I should. Ask yourself the same question.? Answer honestly. Listen to the people of Israel. They have escaped from virtual slavery and now they want to go back. They…

07/29/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist who died in 1964. Her writing reflected her Roman Catholic faith and frequently examined morality and ethics. Bishop Robert Barron has named her one of the most influential Catholics of the 20th century. There is a story told of…

07/22/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Summer is often time for people to go away from their normal everyday activities to do something different. People go to a lake or take the camper out and travel long distances to see something different and to visit family and friends. Jesus in the Gospel today invites his disciples to…

07/15/2018

“Go Out to the whole world and proclaim the good news.” I always have had great admiration for the first missionaries in any territory, as they had no network no support at a human level. Their support was their faith. They had to learn a language struggle with rejection and failure and yet they persevered….

07/08/2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Gospel this week tells us that Jesus came to his native place. They had known him since he was a child and they were not impressed. Maybe they remembered some of his mischief.. his teen years. Who knows? But we have to ask ourselves have we behaved in this way?…