“Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” As Catholics, when our Lord speaks about the food that He will give us that endures for eternal life, our minds should go directly to the Eucharist. However, we could be […]Read more "Working for the Food of Eternal Life"
“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her.” These are the words of the traditional entrance antiphon for today’s Mass, which gives it the name, “Laetare Sunday.” On this Sunday, the Church allows a respite from the sobriety that […]Read more "Coming into the Light"
Here is the audio from last week’s talk on the Seven Last Words of Christ. https://drive.google.com/open?id=196AGkHK_CaQAyN_xNHKMscpPF-O-LhD4Read more "Seven Last Words"
Today we begin one of Holy Mother Church’s most ancient observances, the solemn fast of Lent. The ashes that we receive today are a relic of what in the early days of the Church was called the order of penitents. Before the sacrament of confession because widely available in the Middle Ages, it was only […]Read more "The Order of Penitents"
St. Paul has made a spectacular claim in this Sunday’s second reading: There is something lacking in Christ’s sufferings. How could this be? How could Christ’s suffering on the Cross be lacking anything? Where could we possibly find a better example of a complete gift of self, a total outpouring of love? What more perfect […]Read more "What is lacking in Christ’s suffering?"
“Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.” In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. [Amen.] Work for the food that endures for eternal life. The food that endures for eternal life, the bread of life promised by our […]Read more "The Eucharist is Worth It: Working for the food that endures for eternal life"
Homily for the XV Sunday Through the Year Parish Church of St. John the Baptist 12 July 2015 God is able to bring light out of even the darkest of situations, and we saw an example of that recently in the church shooting tragedy in South Carolina. At a court hearing a few days after […]Read more "Repentance: The heart of the Gospel"