Living the Gospel

Feb
16

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ On this First Sunday of Lent, we hear how Jesus went into the desert to do battle with Satan. Lent is an opportunity for all of us to face our personal sins and to do battle with Satan in our own lives. One way…

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Feb
9

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ In this weekendโ€™s Readings from Sacred Scripture, we hear about the dreaded disease of leprosy. Moses instructs the Israelites that if a person is deemed to have a sore that is leprous, he shall be banned from the Israelite community. This was done to…

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Feb
2

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐…๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ Our Scripture Readings speak to us today about suffering and infirmity. In our First Reading Job tells us that our life is a drudgery and full of suffering. In the Gospel this weekend Jesus heals Peterโ€™s Mother-in-law and the village people who come to…

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Jan
26

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ This Readings from Sacred Scripture speak to us about the prophetic call this weekend. We see in the First Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy that Moses speaks to the People of Israel about the role of the prophet in the life of the…

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Jan
20

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ In this Sundayโ€™s Gospel Reading, we see Jesus calling two more of His disciples to follow Him. James and John, upon hearing the call of Jesus, abandon their nets and immediately follow Jesus. This speaks to us about the immediacy of Jesusโ€™ call. He…

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Jan
12

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ In this weekendโ€™s Readings from Sacred Scripture, we are given the theme of call. Samuel, in the first reading was called by God. Andrew and Peter were called by Jesus in todayโ€™s Gospel. We each are called by our God. We were first called…

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Jan
6

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ This weekend we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus. We recall how Jesus was worshiped by the Magi and was thus revealed as the Savior of all nations. This feast is important to us as it shows God as a Universal God who…

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Dec
22

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of our Advent season. On this Fourth Sunday of Advent the Church offers us the example of Zechariah, the Father of St. John the Baptist. In the Gospel, Zechariah recalls all that God…

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Dec
16

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ On this Third Sunday of Advent, the Church calls us to rejoice because โ€œthe Lord Is near.โ€ In the midst of the busyness of this season, it is difficult for us to believe that the Lord Jesus is present in the midst of our…

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Dec
8

๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘

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๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ง – ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ In this weekendโ€™s Gospel, John the Baptist appears spreading the Good News. The Good News that Isaiah the Prophet proclaims in the First Reading. We are called to allow God to comfort us and to shepherd His People. Too many times we get so…

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