Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Matthew 21.1-11; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-22; Matthew 26.14—27.66 or 27.11-54 “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – Matthew 27.46 What in your life has demanded more than you thought you had to give? What has Jesus’ passionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Ezekiel 37.12-14; Romans 8.8-11; John 11.1-45 “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died. Even now I am sure that God will give you whatever you ask,” said Martha.“Your brother will rise again,” said Jesus.“I know he will rise again on the last day,” said Martha.“I am the resurrectionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 29, 2020, 5th Sunday of Lent”

High Sierra Moment

High Sierra Moment The Toheemeanders a meadowhome in its grassesto purple perstemmen,blue lupin, orange puccoon,yellow-eyed daisies mirrors at its wide bendgray granite mountains,tamed by distancebut exacting rigorfor every step higherevery broader view I watchthe mountain water flow—so incredibly clear,lucid almost,as consciousas purpose grasped,as transparentas every brown, beige, taupe, copper, ivorypebble in its deep andslip silentlyinexorablyContinue reading “High Sierra Moment”

Joseph of dreams, be with us

When Joseph didn’t know what to do about his pregnant fiancée, he slept on it. In his dreams, an angel eased his doubt and gave him courage to act. Pray to Joseph today to fill your heart with hope and with the willingness to see God at work where you never imagined. Joseph is patronContinue reading “Joseph of dreams, be with us”

Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-38 “A man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, said to me, ‘Go and wash in the Pool of Siloam.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight” – John 9.11 In John’s gospel Jesus often jumps into people’s lives. LastContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 22, 2020, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest (not one his bishop appreciated much), and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate hisContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”