God is Active in the World

Jun 24, 2017: Nativity of St. John the Baptist Isaiah 49:1—6 Psalms 139:1—3, 13—15 Acts 13:22—26 Luke 1:57—66, 80 _______________________________________________________________________ The birth of St John the Baptist reminds us that God is active in this world. Two thousand years after His covenant with Abraham, God sends St John the Baptist, the last and greatest prophet, […]

The Bread of Life and Cup of Eternal Salvation

Jun 18, 2017: Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 Psalms 147:12-15, 19-20 First Corinthians 10:16-17 John 6:51-58 ______________________________________________________________________ Today we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist, the Body, and Blood of Our Lord. We partake of him every time we received Holy Communion, and in the Eucharist, Our Lord sacramentally […]

God is Always With Us

Jun 11, 2017: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 Daniel 3:52-56 Second Corinthians 13:11-13 John 3:16-18 _____________________________________________________________________ Easter ended last Sunday with Pentecost, and this week we have returned to Ordinary time. Today we begin these first few Ordinary days by going back to the beginning when everything created started, even history […]

Receive the Holy Spirit

Jun 4, 2017: Pentecost Acts 2:1-11 Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 First Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 ____________________________________________________________________ Today the Easter season concludes with Pentecost Sunday. On this day, we commemorate that day in the budding Church when the Father and the Son poured out the Holy Spirit in a special way on the Apostles. […]

Only the Christian Is Never Alone

May 28, 2017: Ascension of the Lord Acts 1:1-11 Psalms 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28:16-20 ____________________________________________________________________ Today we do a strange thing. Today we celebrate our Savior’s departure from earth. He became man and was born on Christmas. For thirty years, He lived a hidden life in Nazareth, sharing the mundane struggles experienced […]

Christ Is Faithful

May 21, 2017: 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalms 66:1-7, 16, 20 First Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21 ___________________________________________________________________ During these Sundays of the Easter Season, the Church takes us back to the Last Supper, giving us a chance to dig deeper into its meaning. We can use our imaginations to picture the scene. […]

“Whoever Believes in Me Will Do the Works That I Do.”

May 14, 2017: 5th Sunday of Easter Acts 6:1-7 Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 First Peter 2:4-9 John 14:1-12 ____________________________________________________________________ Today, Our Lord reminds that that we are called to continue His work and to achieve even greater things than He accomplished during His earthly ministry. He built His Church with growth in mind, generation after […]

God Works through Messengers

May 7, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 36-41 Psalms 23:1-6 First Peter 2:20-25 John 10:1-10 __________________________________________________________________ Three thousand people became followers of Christ in one day, as the result of one sermon given by St Peter. That is what our worthy lector proclaimed during the First Reading from the Book of Acts. After […]

God Is a Companion Who Will Never Fail

April 30, 2017: 3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14, 22-28 Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-11 First Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35 ___________________________________________________________________ God teaches us many things about himself through Jesus Christ’s resurrection. One of them is that He will never fail us. This is the main point of St Peter’s discourse from the Book of Acts. […]

The Ultimate Revelation of God’s Mercy

Apr 23, 2017: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy) Acts 2:42-47 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 First Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 ___________________________________________________________________ Why is today Divine Mercy Sunday? On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the Polish nun who had received from Christ the amazing revelations of the Divine Mercy in the early years […]