This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Corpus Christi). It reminds us of the greatest gift ever given – the gift of Jesus – His body and blood, soul and divinity. It is the source and summit of our faith and our nourishment. It also
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This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. We are reminded of the great mystery of the Trinity - three persons in one God. The third person of God was revealed and gifted to us last week at Pentecost and becomes our companion and counselor. Starting this year, we also celebrate another important
We hear this week about the Spirit given to us by Jesus to be with us, to guide us and to give us strength and courage. The apostles emerge from the shadows to become the voice of Jesus calling all to Him and to the new found hope of the world. Paul also tells us that
Paul says to us in his Letter to the Ephesians, “May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to His call…” Jesus has finished his work here on earth and now begins to extend the call to each of us to continue the good works begun.
“This I command you, love one another.” We are all familiar with this command. And we know that Jesus said that this is the greatest commandment – to love God and love your neighbor as yourself. But what is God’s idea of love versus ours, and how do we fulfill it? I was reminded at the
April 29 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – also Ozanam Sunday April 23 – Birthday of Blessed Frèdèric Ozanam (1813) April 23 – Founding of SVdP Society (1833) April 24 – Birthday of St. Vincent (1581)Sharon Lester 2018-04-23T15:05:37+00:00
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me, you can do nothing.” A reminder to us this week that Jesus (God) is the source of everything that we have and are. If we stray and lose sight of the vine we
Today is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. We hear from John’s gospel about Jesus, the Good Shepherd. While in the Holy Land a few years back, I visited with the monks at the Church of the Good Shepherd. They talked about the life of a shepherd. They are willing to risk their lives for their sheep.
We are in the midst of the Resurrection stories. Peter offers the opportunity of conversion – simply seeking the forgiveness of the Lord and changing our hearts – to the very people who put Jesus to death. In the gospel, the disciples cannot get over what has taken place. Just before this reading they say “Weren't