Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The writer of John’s Gospel mentions only seven miracles of Jesus and he calls them “signs.” Jesus is the divine spouse who invites us into a new covenantal relationship sealed by his blood on the cross and celebrated in the Eucharist. We find salvation in the person of Jesus.    ~ Fr. Matt

                                                                      

 

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Let’s add depth and breath to our Baptismal promises. Let us reject pride, arrogance, self-sufficiency, injustice, apathy, indifference, self importance and willingly commit our lives to Christ.               ~ Fr. Matt                                   

                                                                   

 

The Epiphany of the Lord

In the struggles we have endured with Covid and our personal challenges we may want to curse the darkness that envelops us. As we begin a new year we need to tend to the divine light. We need to fan the flames of our faith through which we will survive and triumph.     ~ Fr. Matt

                                                                                          

 

 

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” made cinematic the portability of the where the Ten Commandments were housed. The Ark was a visible sign of the presence of God for the Hebrews. That title has been attributed to Mary as the one who brings the Son of God to us.    ~ Fr. Matt

                                                                                      

 

 

 

Third Sunday of Advent

An unknown author once said, “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same.”  Can we name some of these people? The exercise will help our Advent journey.      ~ Fr. Matt

                                                      

 

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Public anxiety over the end of the world is nothing new.  Today speculation is about being sucked into a black hole in space, global warming, cosmic rays, meteorites, greenhouse effect, nuclear war, or the dying of the sun.  Instead of focusing on the end let’s concern ourselves with living wisely and justly inheriting eternal life.      ~ Fr. Matt