Archive for January, 2018

Spreading the Gospel Is Every Christian’s Primary Mission

Feb 4, 2018: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4, 6-7 Psalms 147:1-6 First Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23 Mark 1:29-39 ______________________________________________________________________ People today are continuing to make the same mistake that they have been making for the last two hundred years: Too many of our cultural, political, and economic leaders are trying to build a stable, […]

The Truth of the Gospel

Jan 28, 2018: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalms 95:1-2, 6-9 First Corinthians 7:32-35 Mark 1:21-28 ____________________________________________________________ Tom and Sally, an elderly married couple who were childhood sweethearts and had settled down in their old neighborhood, were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. As part of their celebration, they decided to walk down the […]

God’s Grace Can Change the Hardest of Hearts

Jan 21, 2018: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 First Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 ____________________________________________________________________ The dramatic encounter between Jesus Christ and His first Apostles in today’s Gospel shows us the power of God’s Word: it changed the direction of our lives completely. Later this week, the Church will […]

Seeing the Signs

Jan 7, 2018: Christmastide — the Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 _____________________________________________________________________ In today’s liturgy, the Three Magi come from afar bearing gifts because they see the signs in the stars that a great king has just been born, great enough to warrant leaving their […]