Living the Gospel

Jul
8

Brothers And Sisters

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Brothers And Sisters,   I am so honored and happy to have been assigned to our Catholic Community by Bishop Lucia. I’ve learned recently by medical necessity, that when you’re a priest, not pastoring in a community, can really hinder your growth and holiness. I want you to know, that…

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Jul
2

Living the Gospel – July 4, 2021

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To me, the readings for today are about who God is, who Jesus is, and who we are, and how the Holy Spirit works to bring us closer together. That is, if we are open to what that means in our lives. We do not always pay attention even when…

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Jun
25

Living the Gospel – June 27, 2021

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Have you ever wanted a cup of coffee or tea, filled the pot, plugged in the cord, and stepped away for a few minutes only to return to find that your water is still ice cold and your beverage is still sitting in the pot, grounds or bags as you…

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Jun
18

Living the Gospel – June 20, 2021

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Faith During My Storm Hurry! Hurry! Make the bed! Wash the dishes! Feed the dogs! Don’t stop now; the doctor wants you to do those exercises. The garden needs weeding and don’t forget to water the plants. What, is it lunchtime already? I have to hurry and get something out…

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Jun
11

Living the Gospel – June 13, 2021

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Jesus uses many parables to give us a mental picture of what He is trying to teach us. Parables are about common things we have seen on earth and understand. Another benefit is that parables are not as affected by the changes in languages through-out the years. Today’s gospel uses…

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Jun
4

Living the Gospel – June 6, 2021

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Today we celebrate The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Pope Francis said: “The Eucharist communicates Jesus’ love for us: a love so great that He nourishes us with Himself.” Transubstantiation – the belief that during mass, the bread and wine used for Communion become the…

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May
28

Living the Gospel – May 30, 2021

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Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from heaven above, With wisdom, power, and love, Our God is an awesome God. Those song lyrics went through my head as I read the first reading today. Moses telling the Israelites just how awesome and unique their God, THE God, is….

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May
25

Living the Gospel – May 23, 2021

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“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord…” As I was reading the Letters and Gospel passages for this Sunday, I felt blessed to belong to our parish family, a community of parishioners who are welcoming, caring…

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May
14

Living the Gospel – May 16, 2021

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The Time: Thursday evening soon after the Last Supper, just hours before Jesus’ arrest. The Place: A garden, perhaps Gethsemani? The Mt of Olives? Following the supper, Jesus said: “Get up, let us go.” But John’s Gospel does not say exactly where Jesus and His disciples went. But it matters…

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May
7

Living the Gospel – May 9, 2021

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I recently participated in a webinar about being a co-creator with God. The focus of the webinar was on artwork such as painting, sculpting, and other tangible works. The concept was easy to carry over to writing and other creative works that most of us don’t think of as art….

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