FROM OUR ASSOCIATE PASTOR In this weekend’s Gospel, the second Sunday of Lent, Jesus foretells his resurrection to his apostles. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John with him to witness his resurrection in his transfiguration. This demonstration was so wonderful that they didn’t even know what to say or how to explain the experience. While Read More
FROM OUR ASSOCIATE PASTOR The Gospel of this Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, presents us with an image of Jesus who is very active, contemplative, and prayerful. First, he goes to the house of Peter’s mother-in-law, who is bedridden with a tremendous fever. Jesus takes her by the hand, restores her, heals her, Read More
From Deacon Lyle At some point in your life, you may feel yourself being brought to your knees by urges and forces that are too strong. We must turn to a power above and beyond ourselves. Jesus’ authority came from his human nature. There we see what it can mean to be fully human: compassionate, Read More
The call of the first disciples illustrates the concept of vocation and the transformative journey of following Jesus, changing one’s life direction to align with His mission.
Jesus continues calling new disciples to follow him. He called ordinary people, and he continues calling ordinary people, like you and me, to follow him and to bring the good news to our loved ones, and those around us.
Who was this John the Baptist?
Have we ever wondered what Advent means? Year after year we end a liturgical year with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and we begin a new liturgical year, with Advent.
Most of us are not fighting the battle of whether Jesus is the Savior or not. We know and believe that he is. Furthermore, we welcome the grace of having him pay for our sins.
This “penultimate” Sunday of the liturgical year introduces us fully to the eschatological religious dimension. It instructs us and motivates us to think about the last things in life, those that we almost never want to talk about. The gospel of Matthew (25:14-30) shows us, as the evangelist has understood it, a parable of “parousia” about the coming of the Lord.
In this story, it is expected that the bridesmaids would await the arrival of the bridegroom and greet him with a procession of light in the darkness.