January 18, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

           During the course of this series, we’ve talked about worry; and recall that we need to believe that worry is a choice as Jesus states when he says “do not worry” (Matthew 6:31,34); and that worry is not merely something that we just...

January 11, 2020

Dear brothers and sisters,

In this series we are talking about overcoming worry.  Last week we talked about worry as a choice, and how we can choose to seek first the Kingdom of God.  However, when we face extremely serious and challenging situations in our lives like s...

January 4, 2020

             As we begin a New Year, today we begin a new series as the Church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany.  The new series, entitled, “Greater Than,” is all about worry and fear.  Typically, we all have a lot of things we are worried about.  We worry about ou...

December 30, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

      Christ is God, and God can do whatever he pleases.  His authority and power are unlimited.  He could have chosen to form a body for the Incarnation out of the dust of the earth, as he had for Adam.  Instead, he chose to take on human lif...

December 21, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

            We come to the conclusion of our Advent series about hope.  We have defined Christian hope as a character trait based in the reality of Jesus Christ, flowing from our recognition that we haven’t yet reached perfect satisfaction and...

December 14, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

          Thus far during the season of Advent, we have been talking about the virtue of hope.  So often every Christmas season, we adults may struggle with a “get it over with” attitude when it comes to the whole Christmas experience.  We hav...

December 7, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

            If you missed last Sunday’s message as we kick off the Advent Season, we are dedicating an entire series on the virtue of hope.  Let me bring you up to speed: so often if we are honest, we as adults have a “get over it” mentality w...

November 30, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,

             Christmas is the season of hope.  The season awakens in us the deepest desire of heart that life could be and should be better.  We hope we will get what we want for Christmas; we hope the season will be filled with cheer; we hope...

November 23, 2019

          This weekend’s Masses celebrate the very end of the Liturgical Year, and today we recognize that Jesus Christ is King of the Universe.  In today’s Gospel reading, from the story of the Crucifixion according to St. Luke, we hear about the “bad thief” and the “...

November 16, 2019

During the course of this series, we have been talking about taking responsibility for our hearts and souls, and for the mission of the Church.  Jesus mentions three personal disciplines or habits of disciples: prayer, fasting, and giving.  A few weeks ago, we spoke ab...

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