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…

Pokemon are here …

It may not be new to you, but with the July launch of Pokemon Go, more kids are wondering around outside, looking for imaginary creatures through their phones. And, while looking at their phones, they are susceptible to forget what is going on around them. What can parents do to ensure their kids are safe? The…

Sports and God Go Together

The Summer Olympic Games will open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just a couple of weeks. All the hard work and sacrifices by athletes has been done. It will be a moment where years of preparation comes down to a single sprint down the track, one routine on the balance beam,a last dive from…

Practice Makes Prayer

Our lives get busy. Yet, at the end of the day when the frenetic pace slows down, our hearts naturally gravitate toward the eternal. We find ourselves hungering for God and community. For our Women’s Studies group, that hunger only grew through our getting acquainted with Saint Catherine of Siena during our 8-week study this…