Weekly Reflections

Votive Cancles
Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | September 22, 2019

God is on the Side of the Poor

Two of today’s readings make it quite clear that God is on the side of the poor. Amos describes in detail the exploitation of the... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | September 15, 2019

Lost and Found

Welcome to “Lost and Found Sunday”! Just in case being in church makes us proudly consider ourselves especially religious, today’s Gospel suggests that we’d be wiser to admit that we’re sometimes lost. Then we’ll eventually be... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | September 8, 2019

Post-Summer Challenges

With any luck, summer delights will continue a while past last weekend’s Labor Day: refreshing recreation (with maybe an occasional swim) or enjoyable relaxation on the deck (with tasty outdoor grilling). Truth is, for some of us, this year’s... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | September 1, 2019

Humility

Humility is a virtue we don’t see much in our times. It seems that bragging, swaggering, and arrogance dominate our fashion for everything and our Internet conversations. Who hasn’t been irritated by the “trolls” who try (usually with bad grammar and poor... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 25, 2019

Welcome The Strange

We have become accustomed to seeing pictures in the media and stories on the news about immigrants from Latin America and refugees from Syria fleeing violence and destruction in their own countries, trying to make their way to a safe place. We have also... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 18, 2019

Listen to Jesus and the Prophets

Prophets have always had a tough row to hoe. Their words, often unwelcome, are used against them to persecute and even kill them. Such was the fate of the Old Testament prophets, and Jeremiah is a great example of this. Jesus endured opposition... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 11, 2019

Faith and Hope

Faith and hope are closely united in today’s readings. The Israelites knew when the Passover was coming, and so were not in fear, but had faith and courage, “putting into effect with one accord the divine institution.” In this we can see a... Read more