Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

People need sustenance, security, and healing.  Jesus is the successor of Moses and chief Shepherd.  Jesus like Moses will lead his people through the alienation of sin, and be the revelation of God’s relationship with his people.    ~ Fr. Matt



Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Having celebrated any number marriages for 40, 50, or 60 years, we often ask why they chose each other.  The answers are subtle.  They make each other feel safe, loved, and beautiful.  No fireworks  involved, just ordinary feelings in the heart.  Let’s use this paradigm in our relationship with God.              ~ Fr. Matt



Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Catholics have no problem with the Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christ.  Since it is a mystery, our understanding is imperfect.  Scripturally we have the Last Supper and the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross.  Both realities are confirmed by the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

One thing is seen.  Another is grasped.  We use the senses of the body and the senses of faith.     ~ Fr. Matt


The Most Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity of God is the source of the universe.  The relationships are deeper than the flimsy triangular lines we use to describe this mystery.  The scriptures embody the unshakeable love God has for  us.      ~ Fr. Matt



Pentecost Sunday

The Tower of Babel story haunts us in life.  If we do things just for ourselves, our power, our glory, we will be thwarted by the cleverness of God.  Being connected with the Holy Spirit gives us the potential that what we are filled with can be shared if only we tip over and low God’s gifts to fill our environment.  ~ Fr.. Matt