Reflections on the weekly gospel from our Pastor and Associate Pastors.

I Have Earnestly Desired

(En Español) A few weeks ago, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter titled Desiderio Desideravi, the first words in Latin from Luke 22:15, when Jesus says to his disciples, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” In this letter, the Pope reminds us: No one had earned a place […]

Lord, Who Is My Neighbor?

(En Español) I’m always amazed every time Jesus gives us specific examples of his teachings, just in case some of us miss his message. Today’s Gospel talks to us about God’s provision through human labor. In the parable of the Good Samaritan, we can see God’s provision through the compassion of a foreign traveler. This […]

Proclaim the Kingdom

What would the world be like if all of us baptized Catholics put our mission and vocation into practice? “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” Many baptized Catholics have the misconception that this mission and obligation is exclusively […]

The Word Became Flesh

THE WORD BECAME FLESH… HERE! Greetings from the Holy Land! On the first full day of our pilgrimage, we visited and prayed at the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. On the altar in the grotto, inside the church, can be found an inscription Verbum caro hic factum est: the Word became flesh here. I […]

Celebrating Corpus Christi

This is just a beautiful Sunday as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, or as it used to be called, Corpus Christi. The Eucharist is the main meal of the Catholic community. For us Catholics, Jesus Christ is really present in the Eucharist uniting us to His Passion, Death […]

The Great Mystery of the Holy Trinity

This Sunday, June 12, we are celebrating the feast of The Most Holy Trinity. You may have noticed that every liturgical celebration, including the sacraments, begins and ends by invoking the Holy Trinity. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God reveals his mystery. God is revealed as the Creator, […]

National Eucharistic Revival

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. JOHN 6:51 Why Now? Because the Church needs healing. And the world needs the Church. Scandal, division, disease, doubt. The Church has […]

The Pope Video for June is For Families

The family is the place where we learn to live with one another, to live with young people and with those who are older. And by being united —young people, the elderly, adults, children—, by being united in our differences, we evangelize with our example of life. Of course, there is no such thing as […]

El Video de junio del Papa es para las familias

La familia es el lugar donde aprendemos a convivir, convivir con los más jóvenes y con los más mayores. Y al estar unidos, jóvenes, ancianos, mayores, niños, al estar unidos en las diferencias, evangelizamos con nuestro ejemplo de vida. Por supuesto, no existe la familia perfecta. Siempre hay ‘peros’. Pero no pasa nada. No hay […]

Renew the Face of the Earth!

There is (kind of) a joke among us Franciscans. If you ask us, “Who is the minister general of the Franciscan order?” we would say, “At this moment, it’s Friar Massimo Fusarelli from Italy. But who’s been the REAL minister general at all times is the Holy Spirit.” Claiming that the Holy Spirit directs our […]

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