From the Pastor’s Desk, September 23, 2018

Peace and all good! In our Gospel today, Jesus gives the second prediction of his Passion, Death and Resurrection. Once again, the disciples do not understand what Jesus is talking about. And out of fear, they do not question him about it. Rather, the disciples argue about who’s the greatest and Jesus teaches them that […]

From the Associate Pastor’s Desk

Today in the gospel reading, we hear Jesus ask his apostles, “Who do they say that I am?” Peter replies, “You are the Christ.” After this answer, he begins to explain to them the meaning of “Christ,” as the revelation of the mystery and the path of his own mission, inspired by the figure of […]

From the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday, September 09, 2018

In today’s Gospel, Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s words and heals a deaf man with a speech impediment. In Jesus, the deaf hear and the mute speak. Jesus opens our lives to the gift of salvation he offers. Time after time, he astonishes us, like he did the crowds centuries ago. Will we proclaim him as they […]

From the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday, August 26, 2018

In last Sunday’s Gospel from John, we heard the murmuring of the crowds about Jesus’ words about being the bread of Life. This Sunday’s Gospel opens with the disciples themselves murmuring about how hard this is to accept! Some of the early disciples parted company with Jesus and returned to their regular jobs. But Jesus […]

From the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Our Liturgy for this 20th Sunday in Ordinary time continues our reflections on Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel, the “Bread of Life” chapter. Jesus has highlighted the reality of the Eucharist. Now he reflects further on its meaning. He makes reference to remaining in him and he in us. In other words, when we […]

From the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday, August 12, 2018

Peace and all good! This weekend we celebrate the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We continue with the “Bread of Life” Gospel of John. Today we hear Jesus develop his relationship with the Father and the role of the Father in drawing believers to Jesus. Jesus teaches those gathered around him that eternal life comes […]