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.”…

The Cost of Discipleship

Discipleship. We hear this in the Gospel this weekend. Jesus said: “Whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:33 But what is a Disciple?  According to the dictionary, it is “someone who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of another.”  (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) (key to this…