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Memorial Day

Shortly I will be celebrating Mass at one of our parish cemeteries.  Here are some of the thoughts I plan to share. Today is Memorial Day (May 27, 2013).  For many, it marks the unofficial beginning of summer.  From now until Fall we expect warm weather, shorts, and picnics.  Many people will have their first […]

Trinity Sunday

The Most Holy Trinity, Year C Proverbs 8:22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 May 26, 2013 Today we honor the Trinity, a nice simple topic to talk about right? All I need to do today is explain the Trinity right? No, it isn’t.  Three persons yet one God.  What does that really mean?  Some people try […]

Asking Your Opinion

I haven’t been writing as much here on my blog as I would like.  Part of the reason for that is because I am busy with my parish ministries.  Another part is that I don’t always have ideas what people would like me to write about.  I know people are reading the blog but I […]

Pentecost & the Holy Spirit

Pentecost, Year C Acts 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 May 19, 2013 Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It is a gift because of what it means for us. It’s a gift in part because of the gifts we receive from the Holy Spirit, gifts of knowledge, understanding, wisdom, courage, […]

Trust and Doing Our Best

In the gospel reading for today, Jesus tells his disciples of his coming Passion, how he will be arrested, crucified, and then rise on the third day.  The disciples did not offer a response. This was not the first time Jesus had spoken to them about his Passion.  So, one might want to give them the […]

7th Sunday of Easter

7th Sunday in Easter, Year C Acts 7:55-60 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 John 17:20-26 May 12, 2013 The standard to be a disciple is set pretty high.  First, there is Jesus himself who literally gives his life up for us and calls us to do the same. Today we hear about Stephen, one of the […]

6th Sunday of Easter – What Does It Mean to Be Church?

6th Sunday in Easter, Year C Acts 15:1-2, 22-39 Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29 May 5, 2013 First Communion What does it mean to be a church? When you hear the word “church,” what do you think of?  Do you think of our building?  Do you think of the people you see here?  Do you […]

Led by the Spirit

If you haven’t already, take a look at today’s first reading (5th Week of Easter, Saturday), particularly the second part.  The reading tells some of the events of Paul’s missionary journeys. Paul did not pick which towns he preached in.  He would simply go on his way where the Spirit led him.  The reading speaks […]