In our gospel we hear the story of Jesus healing the leper and telling him ‘see that you tell no one anything.’ Of course, the first thing the leper did was go and tell people. “Soon it became impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly…People kept coming to him from everywhere.” Jesus heals the man
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In our gospel today, Jesus is found healing and attending to the needs of others. Many are brought to him as evidenced by Simon’s comment “everyone is looking for you.” But Jesus has bigger plans than ‘simply ministering’ to the sick. He is about spreading the good news through both word and deed so that God
St. Mark tells us in his gospel that the people were astonished at the teaching of Jesus when he entered the synagogue. He had an authority (and truth) which they had not seen before. St. Paul admonishes us to set our anxieties aside (for we all have them) and to be laser focused in listening and
“Teach me your ways, O Lord.” Our Responsorial Psalm this week comes from Psalm 25 and is a prayer for forgiveness and guidance. It expresses our desire to learn God’s ways, to be taught His ways and to be guided in His ways. We have confidence in his compassion and goodness. The section for this week
Our readings this week take us back to the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. In many ways they are about discovery. Discovery of who we are and who Christ is. Discovery of His will for us. In the gospel John is the herald of the Good News to come – Jesus the Messiah. John, upon seeing Jesus
There is an oddity that occurs in this year’s Liturgical Calendar – The Baptism of the Lord disappears! (it happens once every seven years or so). Oh it’s there – on Monday January 8, the day after the Epiphany, but it is gone from the Sunday calendar and so kind of out of view. This oddity
A child is born - and the world is changed. His very presence caused changes that affect every one of us. We hear in the gospel, “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God.” This is the most frequently repeated phrase in the bible – both the Old Testament and the New Testament
Rejoice – we do the work of the Lord as John did. We are not Christ, but we witness to his goodness and mercy. For he is both here in our midst and awaiting for us at the eternal banquet. In Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, he invites us to live in joy, prayer, and thanksgiving,
We celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary this Friday. She is the Patroness of SVdP as well as for our country. The Feast celebrates the fact that she was without sin (the only human other than Jesus who can make that claim). She was without sin, but she was not
We begin a new liturgical year with anticipation of the birth of a newborn. God is fully aware of our challenges, obstacles and missteps. But He comes as a little baby, innocent and without judgement. He comes to meet us, not so much so that he can get to know us, but so that we might