Behold, the Lamb of God!

Peace and all Good! Last Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today we read the evangelist John’s story of Christ’s baptism, told from the perspective of John the Baptist. Both the version of St. Matthew and St. John describe the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus. For John the […]

Welcome to God’s Family

With today’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, our celebration of the Christmas Season comes to a close. I know we will all be sad to see all those beautiful poinsettias gone and our magnificent Nativity Scene taken down and stored away until next year. However, we have been truly blessed during this beautiful […]

Meet the Newborn Savior

Today’s Solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates God’s bringing the Gentiles to meet the newborn Savior. Found not in a palace, but in a simple travelers’ lodging, the infant Jesus reveals something of God’s nature, humility, and way of behaving. As our Gospel tells the story of the visit of the Magi, we learn three important […]

Celebrating the Holy Family

Peace and all Good! Our celebration of Christmas continues today in this lovely Feast of the Holy Family. Among the many insights provided about the Holy Family in Matthew’s Gospel is that their family life was filled with tensions and unexpected turns. In this way, the Holy Family is a role model of faith in […]

Pastor’s Christmas Message En Español Se nos dice que las cosas buenas vienen en paquetes pequeños, especialmente en el nacimiento de un niño. Un niño está indefenso, sin palabras, habilidad o conocimiento para proteger su vida. ¡Pero un recién nacido trae consigo todas las posibilidades para recrear el mundo y para transformar el futuro para todos nosotros! Cada latido […]

God is With Us

Peace and all Good! As we gather on this Fourth Sunday of Advent, our minds and hearts are focused on the coming celebration of Christmas. As we end Advent, we begin to hear of the events surrounding the birth of Christ: the reason for the Season. Isaiah reminds us of the promise once made to […]

Guadete! Joy!

Dear Friends: Peace and all Good! Today is “Gaudete Sunday”! Like the Fourth Sunday of Lent, today is one of joy in the midst of our spiritual preparations for Christmas. It is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday, from the Latin of the Entrance Antiphon for today. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say rejoice. Indeed, […]

A World of Peace and Justice

Peace and all Good! On this Second Sunday of Advent, we are once again inspired by Isaiah who presents us with a vision of a world of peace and justice. “Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt upon his hips.” And he goes on to give a vision of a […]

The Work of Redemption

Peace and all Good! The first Sunday of Advent, with which we begin this liturgical year, has a very similar tone to the final Sundays of the previous liturgical year. We have finished the previous year in the expectant tone of Christ’s return, which is like the climax of the whole work of redemption. We […]

God Continues to Love Us Always

With this beautiful Solemnity of Christ the King, we bring our liturgical year to a close. However, today’s feast transforms our image of Christ the King—what makes him “kingly.” Rather than calling up images of Jesus Christ dressed in royal purple, the Gospel proclaims it is the sign over his head on the throne of […]