March 24, 2019

Third Sunday of Lent 24 March 2019   “Unless you repent, you will al perish as they did.”   Introduction   Today we are asked to see tragic events as opportunities for reflection.  They are not occasions for us to apportion blame or discern the finger of fate.  Rather, we are asked to renew our […]

March 17, 2019

Second Sunday of Lent 17 March 2019   “This is my Son, the Chosen One.  Listen to him.”   Introduction   Jesus is transfigured on Mount Tabor, an earnest of future glory.  A voice from heaven tells the disciples that Jesus is the Father’s Chosen One.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 […]

March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent 10 March 2019   “Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness.”   Introduction   Jesus calls us to be brave and to step out into the wilderness during this Lenten season, assured of his constant support.   Today’s Readings   […]

March 3, 2019

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 March 2019   “Death, where is your victory?”   Introduction   Every Sunday Mass is a celebration of Easter, the central truth of our faith.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7   As a tree’s fruit bears witness to the care that has been lavished on it, […]

February 24, 2019

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 24 February 2019   “Love your enemies and do good.”   Introduction   In the world, we fear and hate our enemies.  In the kingdom of heaven, we are taught to love enemies and to learn the meaning of mercy.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, […]

February 17, 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 February 2019   “Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy.”   Introduction   We are all searching for happiness.  Jesus calls us to work with him to build a world of peace and happiness for all.  Today, we ask for the spirit of discernment to help us […]

February 10, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 February 2019   “Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch.”   Introduction   Today’s readings speak to us of a God whose mercy is always greater than our weaknesses.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8   Isaiah’s initial vision and call. […]

February 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 February 2019   “No prophet is ever accepted in his own country.”   Introduction   When Jesus returned to his home town, the people were astonished at the gracious words that he spoke.  We gather today to be nourished by the life-giving words of the same Jesus and to […]

January 27, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 January 2019   “This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen.”   Introduction   Today we hear Christ proclaim “good news to the poor,” and celebrate the new law that he gave us.  It unites us with him, and inspires us to work for God’s kingdom of […]

January 20, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 January 2019   “The steward tasted the water, and it had turned into wine.”   Introduction   In today’s Gospel, Jesus turns water into wine, and it is not the only transformation that takes place: sadness is turned into joy, and need into abundance.  We, too, are invited to […]