First Sunday of Advent

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! Although this joyful greeting may seem out of place, this weekend begins a new Liturgical Year. As the secular world celebrated Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Church celebrated the great Solemnity of Christ the King as we wrapped up the Liturgical Year. Now we prepare for Advent. Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season. As read on

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s reading from the Sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, Jesus tells the people that He is the Bread that has come down from heaven.  And what do they do? They murmur.  They would rather complain instead of listen to what he has to say. Jesus is telling them that they have nothing to complain read on

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting” One went off and dug a hole in the ground out of fear. Next weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King which brings a close to our Liturgical Year. This year, we begin our Advent Season not only with anticipation of the Christ Child bursting forth read on

Twenty-Eighth Sunday Reflection

Twenty-Eighth Sunday Reflection

As I write this, Fr. Peter, Fr. Anthony and myself, are preparing to join our brother priests in the annual Retreat at Marywood. This time offers each of us the opportunity to be refreshed and renewed in our priestly ministry. We are offered time to pray and reflect on our present ministries and spend time read on