You are Worth Much More

A girl bought an iPad and when her father saw it, he asked her, “What was the first thing you did when you bought it?” “I put an anti-scratch sticker on the screen and bought a cover for the iPad,” she replied. “Did someone force you to do so?”  “No.”  “Don’t you think it’s an…

Do You Still Not Know Me?

Imagine spending time with a friend, and after a while you are asked to name what your friend’s favorite color is. Do you know? Do you know what music they like? Where they come from? What they like to do? Jesus was with his disciples for three years, and yet Philip isn’t sure that he…

I am the Gate, Enter Here

In first century Palestine, it was common to find sheep grazing on the hillsides, with a shepherd keeping watch over them. At evening, the shepherds would drive their sheep into make-shift pens, with only one  entrance. The  entrance to the sheepfold had no door or gate; at night the shepherd himself would guard the entrance…

Jesus Shatters Our Fears

We live in confusing times, where truth is often hidden, and even leaves people doubting. Our doubt—in faith—can keep us in the shadows, unable to tell our story of faith. So it was with the Apostles and Disciples of Jesus. Those who walked with Him were cowering behind closed doors, many of them questioning if…

Jesus is Risen!

We heard amazing things happened this week concerning Jesus, and managed to catch the Apostle John after Mass to ask him about it. Below is his recollection of events: We – Jesus’ followers – just came through some very difficult days, an emotional rollercoaster in fact. First, there was the Passover meal like no other.…

Set Free by Jesus

This week’s readings are perfect for our preparation for Holy Week and anticipates the Resurrection of Jesus we will celebrate just two weeks from now. In our first reading from Ezekiel (37:12-14) we are reminded of the vision of dry bones. Old bones half submerged in sand come to mind from the old western movies.…

Called to Be Light

Readings this Sunday: First Reading As the prophet Samuel anointed David with oil, the spirit of the LORD rushed upon David and remained with him from that day forward  (1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a). Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. (PS 23) Second Reading You who were once darkness are…

Rediscover Jesus

The Parish received a gift from Monsignor Voorhies, to help us journey a little closer to Jesus this season of lent: Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Jesus. About the Book: If there is one person we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus. And the best time to get to know…

Lent: The Spiritual Journey

Lent. A time we think of giving up sweets, or exercising more. But if we are to live this penitential season well, what is it really about? On Ash Wednesday, we heard in the Collect (Opening Prayer) these words: “…as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.”…