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Saturday 1st. Week of Ordinary Time

Today’ Mass Readings Saturday 1st. Week of Ordinary Time Mark 2:13-17 We all know that in a court of law, attorneys must produce evidence that shows that a defendant has committed a crime. The jury convicts the one charged as guilty.   In the times of Jesus, the whole society was the court of Law! […]

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Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time

Today’ Mass Readings Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 2:1-12 We go out of our way to help the handicap. It may seem strange to us that people in today’s Gospel would not let paralytic see Jesus.   In the Mediterranean mindset at that time, people would have nothing to do with the paralytic. […]

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Thursday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45

Today’ Mass Readings Thursday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The leper’s helplessness and total dependency on others broke his spirit, but it opened him to God. “If you wish, you can make me clean.” We may know someone who is enduring a long illness. The length and severity of their illness can condition […]

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Wednesday 1st Week of the Year

Today’ Mass Readings Wednesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 1:29-39 If someone we were with became deadly ill right in front of us, what is our first thought? Call 911. Every minute is vital to save a person’s life. How silly it would be for us to tell the person, I’ll get a doctor […]

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Tuesday 1st Week of the Year

Today’ Mass Readings Tuesday 1st Week of the Year Mark 1:21-28 “What can I do?” Reading today’s Gospel we might ask the same question. We could never perform an exorcism. So how can we relate to such a passage?   Possession by demons is not the only way that people are dehumanized. Open a newspaper […]

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SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

07JAN2018 SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Bless this threshold Think of everything that goes on in your home. Whether you live in a studio or on an estate, home is where the action is. Meals eaten, laundry folded, conversations shared, faults confessed, injuries forgiven, promises made, dreams spoken out loud, victories celebrated, defeats […]

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