July 10, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

           In today’s Gospel reading (Matthew 13:1-23), we hear the familiar words of the Parable of the Sower.  Christ’s words have power.  Immense crowds are pressing on upon him as he teaches.  The crowd was so big, that Jesus actually got...

July 3, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

          Happy July Fourth !  As we celebrate the birthday of our country, we pray for the peace that comes from God, a peace from God that can alone bring healing and reconciliation during these divisive and troubling times.  We pray especia...

June 26, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

In the best of times, answering God’s call to become a disciple, or a life-long student or follower of Jesus Christ, is not easy; and with COVID-19 and our challenges as a church to navigate through this difficult time, this is true more than...

June 19, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

               God hears the cry of the poor!  That’s what today’s Psalm tells us; and the First Reading says the same thing: “Praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor from the power of the wicked!”  Jeremiah jubilantly proclai...

June 12, 2020

        This past week, we were delighted to celebrate the Eucharist publicly with our parish family for the first time in three months, and very soon we look forward to opening up the church on the weekend.  The reopening of the church has been a very emotional proces...

June 5, 2020

          “God Is Love” (1 John 4:8) – this is something we have all heard many times.  In fact, we may have become so used to it that we don’t remember how revolutionary and unique that conception of God really is.  There are many religions in the world, and many of t...

May 29, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

        Some people call Pentecost Sunday the birthday of the Church; but, while a very nice thought, that’s not entirely accurate.  Today, the last day of the Easter season, we celebrate when the Church “goes public”: the frightened men in th...

May 22, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

        This past Thursday we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, 40 days after Easter.  We don’t think enough about the Ascension; it is a crucial part of Christ’s mission and message.  It is the culminating moment, the finale,...

May 15, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

            On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we’re reminded not only of all the reasons for our hope, but the need to share those reasons with others as well.  The Easter season has two weeks to go, and just as Our Lord ascended and left his dis...

May 15, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

            On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, we’re reminded not only of all the reasons for our hope, but the need to share those reasons with others as well.  The Easter season has two weeks to go, and just as Our Lord ascended and left his dis...

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