Bulletin: January 14, 2018

Bulletin: January 14, 2018 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time The two disciples who were with John in today’s Gospel did not yet know Jesus. John knew they sought the Messiah, and he understood his mission to point the way to the Lord. In the first reading, Eli realized that the Lord was calling Samuel and told him…

Bulletin: January 7, 2018

Bulletin: January 7, 2018 The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah, probably the greatest of the prophets, prophesies extensively on the coming of the savior, the Messiah. His prophecies are so specific it is hard not to believe that he is telling a contemporary story rather than proclaiming the future far in advance. “Rise up in…

Bulletin December 31

Bulletin December 31 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph “[H]e thought the one who had made the promise was trustworthy.” Abraham trusted in God, although what God had promised seemed impossible. And yet, God fulfilled his promise to Abraham and Sarah and gave them a much-longed-for son, through whom the people would be…

Bulletin December 24

Bulletin December 24 Fourth Sunday of Advent Fullness is an experience we glimpse only briefly in this world. Once in a while, the tank is full of gas, the pantry shelves are stocked, our appetites are completely satisfied. But then the world keeps spinning, and we have to search out more gas, more groceries, more…

Bulletin December 17

Bulletin December 17 Third Sunday of Advent  Last week our readings urged us to cast off sin and to pursue holiness eagerly. God’s grace helps us do this and prepares us for limitless, everlasting glory. Today’s readings confirm the great joy of this endeavor and provide specific advice on how to proceed: by becoming poor.…

Bulletin: December 10, 2017

Bulletin: December 10, 2017 Second Sunday of Advent Eagerness. Today’s readings combine to tell a story of eagerness—enthusiasm, zeal, wholehearted dedication. Eager anticipation is not a surprising topic for the Advent season, but very surprising, perhaps, is what our readings urge us to be eager about: the cleansing of sins. Isaiah tells God’s people to cry out…

Bulletin: November 12, 2017

Bulletin: November 12, 2017 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time In Jesus’ parable of the ten bridesmaids, only the bridesmaids who brought oil with them had enough to light their lamps. By being prepared, they were welcomed into the wedding feast, while the unprepared ones found the door locked on their return. We may hear Jesus’ parable of…