Weekly Bulletin Message

October 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

October 23 – Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Before God and the bus driver, we are all equal. (German proverb) Dear Friends, Today we read part two in Luke’s discourse on prayer. Last week, Jesus talked about the widow seeking justice from a corrupt judge who finally gave in after her persistence and reached a…

September 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

September 25 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” ~St. Theresa of Kolkata Dear Friends, Continuing the theme from last Sunday’s readings where the Lord lifts up the…

August 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

August 28 – Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time “Life is a banquet and most poor folks are starving to death.” (Quote by Patrick Dennis from the play Auntie Mame) Dear Friends, As we begin to enjoy the fruits of the harvest, we hear the refrain from Psalm 68 used as the Responsorial Psalm: “God, in your…

July 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

July 31 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly: immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires, and the greed that is idolatry.” (Col.3:5) Dear Friends, While I could talk about the many challenges that face our world, especially this month of July, I would like to focus…

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.” (St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, ch. 5) Dear Friends, St. Paul’s words are so appropriate for the current climate we are…

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, It was only a week ago that our country went into mourning as we heard of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history with 50 dead and 53 others injured at the gay night club known as the Pulse in Orlando, Florida. In the first reading, the prophet Zechariah expresses our sorrow, even…

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“One who accompanies others has to realize that each person’s situation before God and their life in grace are mysteries which no one can fully know from without.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, par. 172) Dear Friends, As I get older I hope I am growing in a bit of wisdom. One thing I am trying…

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Now that we have completed most of the Solemnities of the Lord, we begin Ordinary Time in earnest with two stories of a widow who had lost her son and how God intervened in their lives. The plight of the widow of Nain is captured in a limerick, a five-line, rhyming poem. There…

Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

“Blessing, upon second thought, is not always an obvious gift. Often it’s what’s needed for the next part of the journey – Kicking and screaming, perhaps, but without which the ground remains hard.” (Sr. Madeleva Williams, CSJ) Dear Friends, As we celebrate the great gift of the Eucharist this Sunday, we are reminded that God…

The Most Holy Trinity

Dear Friends, Welcome back to Ordinary Time! While our liturgical environment and vestments reveal the beauty of spring green, the church celebrates several “theme” Sundays such as we find in today’s Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Who can fathom the profound mystery of the Holy Trinity? In Catholic grade school I remember our teachers…