We are in the ‘season of parables’ – a time in the gospels when we here parable after parable instructing us in how to life. Why? (A question even the apostles ask). Because Jesus goes to the people where they are at. He goes to them in a way they can understand, reaching out to draw
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The gospel this week is a continuation of the gospel from last week. The focus of our gospel readings at this time of year are on discipleship and specifically over the last two weeks on parables – particularly the parables about the sowing of the seeds. When we hear these parables often the focus is on
On October 28th, we will have a day of spiritual reflection and retreat at St. Anne’s convent and retreat center in Melbourne, KY. As a Vincentian, the Diocesan Council is making this day available to you at no charge so that you can re-charge. To register for the retreat simply send an email to Deacon Mike
“The sufferings of the present time are nothing compared to the glory to come.” Suffering – and the picking up of the cross – are part and parcel of our human experience. Jesus tells us repeatedly we must pick up our cross and follow him. Pal reminds us in our second reading this week that we
“Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me...” Our gospel this week speaks of those who labor and are burdened, but it is a particular burden he is speaking to – the burden of the laws and expectations –
Our readings this week speak to the requirements and challenges of discipleship. But they also highlight an important aspect of discipleship – hospitality. Hospitality is all about encountering the presence of God in others, seeing that presence and accepting it for what it is. Often, this encounter comes when we least expect it. Hospitality was one