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I Am Not The Right Guy

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We continue to take a look at why we do things, why does the Church exist, and why do you come to church? It is an important question that people may never reflect today. Jesus tells us very clearly that the mission of the Church is to go and make disciples….
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Let Jesus Into Your Boat

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday is the last week of the series on the story of our lives and the last week before Lent.  I encourage you to spend some time praying about what God has done for you and how important your life is when you follow Jesus Christ, and live in his…
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Do Not Be Sad, Rejoice In The Lord, Your Strength

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We hear today the beginning of Luke’s story, his gospel, as recorded by witnesses, which is written with great beauty and strength.  Stories as we have been saying the last few weeks inspire us, influence us and can change us.  We need to slow down and take a look at our…
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With You I am Well Pleased

Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2016 I started last week to do a series on Our Life Story.  A story is a recounting of an event that teaches, inspires, and can even change us.  Our lives are stories and perhaps we never slowed down to see our story and to reflect upon it. Our…
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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

When Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2: 41-52) after looking for him for three days he says to them, ‘Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s affairs?’  ‘Didn’t you know that I would be in my Father’s house, teaching his people?’  He claims a relationship with God…
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A Child is Born for You

Christmas Day December 25, 2015 Luke 2:1-14 says that Joseph was called by the census to the city of David called Bethlehem since he was of the family of David.  While they were there the time for the birth of Mary’s son, Jesus, came.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a…
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How is it that the Mother of my Lord Comes to me?

Dear Brothers and Sisters: On this Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke reminds us of the simplicity of Mary and Elizabeth.  It is good to ponder this habit of simplicity, to be free from complications, from putting on airs.  Especially as everything is accelerating before Christmas it is important to be simple and to pray, waiting…
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God is Simple and so was the First Christmas

Dear Brothers and Sisters: At daybreak one Saturday in early December in 1531, Juan Diego was on his way to pray.  When he came near a hill called Tepeyac dawn had already come, and he heard someone calling him, ‘Juanito, Juan Dieguito.”  He saw a woman of great grandeur whose clothing was a bright as…
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Be Watchful at all Times in Advent

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I was happy to hear that some stores closed for Black Friday and even one store had its shopping cart closed, which did not stop others from buying $2.7 billion of goods that day.  During the same time Pope Francis was visiting one of the largest slums outside of Nairobi, Kenya…
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Advent Weekday Email – Monday, November 30, 2015

Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle Andrew was the brother of Peter (prince of the apostles, first pope) who announced the Gospel in Greece and was crucified on an X shaped cross.  He and Peter were the first called to be followers of Jesus Christ. The Letter to the Romans (10: 15-17) says, ‘How beautiful are…
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