Under Siege By The Culture – Dcn. John Stanley

Dcn. John Stanley’s Homily June 28, 2020 “Well today’s first reading is a beautiful story of this Shunammite woman’s kindness to the prophet Elisha and in our Gospel Jesus teaches us about the virtue of hospitality as well.  The readings are a pleasant contrast to the Church’s readings in the last two days or so […]

Focus On God – Fr. Anthony Williams

Fr. Anthony Williams’ Homily June 27, 2020 “One word that for me stands out with respect to the three sacred readings proclaimed is obedience, obedience to God, something that we clergy, monastics, religious, so forth are giving an understanding of in our formation.  You might ask the question today, ‘well what does that mean, obedience?’  […]

6 Feet Apart

Six Feet Apart Rewind your imagination to a pre-pandemic Sunday morning Mass at Ascension. You enter the sanctuary and see unmasked faces smiling, singing, or whispering hushed instructions to wiggling children. You feel the bustle of bodies squishing into already-full pews. You share the sign of peace with an open hand and heart. After Mass […]

If the Church is not Crying

If the Church is not Crying… Rewind your imagination to a pre-pandemic Sunday morning Mass at Ascension. Feel the bustle of bodies squishing into the already-full pews. See a mother straighten her daughter’s hair bow, a father remind his son to genuflect, or a grandmother remove her grandchild from an elbow-deep plunge into the baptismal […]

To Acknowledge Jesus – Dcn. Kris Kuckelman

Dcn. Kris Kuckelman’s Homily June 21, 2020 “So in our Gospel reading today, Jesus tells the Apostles to ‘fear no one.’  What’s kind of curious about that is if you look at the verses immediately before our Gospel reading Jesus assures the Apostles that they will be persecuted and indeed they were.  Tradition tells us […]