We hear this week the familiar story of Martha and Mary when Jesus comes to visit. Martha works hard to prepare everything and make things nice for the Lord. Mary spends her time at the feet of the Lord listening to him. Who has the better part? Martha the servant or Mary? Jesus tells Martha Mary
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We hear the story of the Good Samaritan this week – one of the most familiar in all the gospels. It comes in response to the question from the scholar of “Who is my neighbor?” after Jesus gives him what we know to be the ‘most important commandment’ – “love God…and love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Peace be to this household.” This is the greeting Jesus calls the 72 he sent out to extend to others in our gospel. WE ARE THE 72! You and I as followers of Christ through our baptism and confirmation. St. Paul wishes “peace and mercy” to all who follow his instruction to boast only in the
Jesus is on a mission and not everyone is happy with what he has to say. He is heading toward his final destiny on earth. Along the way challenges will come for both him and his followers. Many follow Jesus when things are good but fall away when times get difficult. Paul reminds us in his
Do you believe in miracles? This week we celebrate the greatest miracle of all time – when Jesus makes himself present to us through the transformation of bread and wine into his Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, to be with us in the most intimate way. This miracle happens every time we go to mass,
This week we celebrate the mystery of the Trinity – the union of three persons in one. Father, Son and Holy Spirit all working together in total harmony. Each compliments the others. The three are inextricably linked. One does not act independent of the other two. Total alignment. St. Catherine Sienna says “The Father is the
Potential blossoms into passionate performance!! Jesus has taught the apostles, he has given them both the example of his life as well as experiences in ministry, he has given them the plan for the future, and now he has equipped them with the inspiration and confidence of the Holy Spirit. They have been emboldened to take
Jesus finishes his ministry here on earth. He sees his apostles for the final time but assures them that they will have a new presence of God, the Holy Spirit to be with them and to guide them. He instructs them not to try and go forward without the Spirit. For their power and strength comes