If you and I are to continue the work of John the Baptist … As we continue our Advent journey, we see in this weekend’s scripture passages John the Baptist emerge on the scene. John is the last prophet, the one to announce the ministry of Jesus, the Messiah. The Gospel attests that John was foretold […]
Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary? The Scriptures tell us that Mary was the mother of Jesus. Since Jesus is a divine person with both a human and a divine nature, Mary can thus be called “the Mother of God.” Contrary to what Catholics are often accused of, we do not worship Mary and we […]
Through all of her action she contemplates, carrying Jesus in her womb; her arms; her heart. He is her focus and purpose, though she is busy with many things.
I have come realize that people can’t wait to get their Christmas tree up because they really love Christmas – which is a very good thing.
Written by Sarah Streitwieser Celebrated on the final Sunday of the liturgical year, I imagine the Solemnity of Christ the King as sort of New Year’s Eve celebration – the current year’s way of “going out with a bang” before the next year takes its place. It is like an exclamation point, punctuating the year. […]
Fr. Mohan Bathineni’s Homily November 14, 2021 “Dear friends in Jesus, a king had a dream in which he lost all his teeth. Upon awakening he called in a man who explained dreams and asked him to explain his own dream. ‘Your Majesty, you are so unfortunate,’ the man explained, ‘each lost tooth represents the […]
Fr. Gary Pennings’ Homily November 7, 2021 “Our opening prayer today said, almighty and merciful God graciously keep from us all adversity.’ We’re asking God to prevent trial and tribulation from coming into our life. Why? So that unhindered in mind and body, so we’re not distracted by all that stuff, we may pursue in […]
Fr. Mohan Bathineni’s Homily November 6, 2021 “Dear friends in Jesus, one day a man by the name of Joe went to a local monastery and said to the abbot, ‘Dear Abbot, I have everything I need in life except happiness. Also, I do not see any meaning or purpose to my life right now.’ […]
Fr. Mohan Bathineni’s Homily October 31, 2021 “Dear friends in Jesus, Russel Herman, a 60 year old carpenter, died in 1994 leaving a staggering will behind. It contained some praiseworthy requests. He left a billion and half dollars for the state of Illinois. 2 billion dollars for the city of East St. Louis. 2 and […]
Fr. Gary Pennings’ Homily October 30, 2021 “That first reading today from Deuteronomy and the reference that Jesus makes to it in the Gospel passage are connected to Jewish observances or practices that they still do today at least among Orthodox Jews. It’s really the prayer that is so central to their lives kind of […]