In Daniel 12:2 we read, “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” In our daily lives, we often get caught up in our daily trials and struggles; work, family, finances, etc., and because of this we fail [...]
As we continue to reflect upon our Savior Jesus and His great love for us this Lenten season, we remember that He has called us to follow His commandments. The commandments He gave us first were given to Moses and the Israelites at the time of their Exodus through Egypt, and continued in Jesus’ own [...]
Last week I talked why we go to confession, so this week I will talk about how to make a holy confession. I have put it list form: Remember that the sacrament of reconciliation is nothing to be afraid of. It is a celebration of God’s great gift of mercy. Jesus in the gospels preached [...]
During the Lenten season, we are called to do greater acts of penance to show our Lord that we love him and truly never want to be separated from Him in the life to come. The word Lent is an Anglo Saxon word meaning “springtime.” Springtime is the season of new beginnings, fresh growth, and [...]
As we know from our Ash Wednesday gospel reading that we hear every year, the three important calls of Lent are to deepen our conversion through acts of alms giving, fasting, and extra prayer. These traditionally throughout the history of Christianity have been ways to make reparation for our sins in order to receive deeper [...]
This week, the Gospel of Mark focuses on the teaching authority of Jesus. Mark notes that it is unlike that of the scribes or the Pharisees. After he performs the miracle of healing the man with the unclean spirit, all were amazed and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching with authority. He [...]
Now that we are back in Ordinary Time, in our weekday liturgies we are hearing more and more about the miracles of Jesus. These stories come to us from the gospel writer, Mark, who was the first evangelist to write about the life Jesus around 60 AD. His gospel starts by going right into the [...]
This week as we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family, there was one verse in scripture that really stuck out to me as I pondered the age in which we live in. In our world today, we live with so many distractions that we often do not remain consistent in our prayer lives. The verse [...]
Dear Friends in Christ, The question has often come to me: Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? This is very good question considering some theologians, after analyzing the scriptures, have thought that there is good support that Jesus was born in springtime (April 17 is the date that a lot of people believe). [...]
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