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…

Bulletin: Sept 24, 2017

  Bulletin: Sept 24, 2017 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time A GENEROUS GOD The parable in today’s Gospel identifies a very strong human tendency to believe that everyone should get what they deserve. If we achieve more than others, we deserve to receive more: more money, more privilege, more honor. And so we anticipate that…

Bulletin: Aug 27, 2017

  Bulletin: Aug 27, 2017 Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Over the past several weeks, Matthew’s Gospel has shown us a variety of Jesus’ miracles: multiplying fish and bread, walking on water, and expelling demons. Thousands of people have witnessed Jesus’ miraculous powers. Yet today, when Peter professes his faith in Jesus as the Messiah, Jesus…

Bulletin: Aug 13, 2017

  Bulletin: Aug 13, 2017   Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Our readings today drench us in God’s kindness. The Old Testament reading, Paul’s letter, and the Gospel demonstrate God’s creative and personalized outreach to us. In each case, we see a different reaction to God’s gestures. Elijah drinks in his consolation, recognizing God in gentle…