July 15, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 July 2018   “It was the Lord…who said, ‘Go, prophesy to my people.’”   Introduction   God has a plan for each one of us, a plan that was formed long before we were born.  Let us now come before the Lord, that we may be able to hear […]

July 8, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 July 2018   “A prophet is only despised in his own country.”   Introduction   St. Paul teaches us that God’s grace is enough for us, for God’s power is at its best in our weakness.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Ezekiel 2:2-5   Whether they listen or […]

July 1, 2018

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 July 2018   “Do not be afraid; only have faith.”   Introduction   Today’s readings highlight God’s power, but, still more, God’s love for each one of us.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24   Death is not of God’s making, nor does God rejoice in […]

June 24, 2018

The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist 24 June 2018   “What will this child turn out to be?”   Introduction   Today we celebrate a birthday, that of John the Baptist.  The gift he gives us is to reveal how we can come closer to Christ.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 […]

June 17, 2018

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 June 2018   “This is what the kingdom of God is like.”   Introduction   The kingdom of God is among us, but is not easy to see.  Yet, look again with eyes of faith and you will see it everywhere.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24 […]

June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 June 2018   “Anyone who does the will of God….is my brother and sister and mother.”   Introduction   Today’s Gospel offers us an image of Jesus as the “good burglar” who breaks into Satan’s stronghold to rescue all held captive in sin and shame.  Freed, forgiven, made new […]

June 3, 2018

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 3 June 2018   “Make the preparations for us there.”   Introduction   Christ Jesus is the greatest gift of God to humanity.  Yet every gift is measured, not just by its value, but by our ability to receive that gift.  In the Eucharist, we […]

May 27, 2018

The Most Holy Trinity 27 May 2018   “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”   Introduction   This Eucharist gathers us together so that we may be drawn more deeply into the life of our God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We come to […]

May 20, 2018

Pentecost Sunday 20 May 2018   “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit.”   Introduction   As the Easter season ends, we celebrate a whole new beginning: the Spirit-filled disciples of Jesus begin their apostolate to witness to the risen Christ.  The task did not end with the Twelve; our apostolate is that same […]

May 13, 2018

The Ascension of the Lord 13 May 2018   “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation.”   Introduction   Jesus has ascended to the Father as our hope of all good things.  His call, in our day, is for us to share the Good News in new, varied and […]