A Reflection on the readings for Friday of the thirteenth week of Ordinary Time, July 1, 2016. Amos 8:4-6, 9-12Psalm 119:2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 131The Holy Gospel According to Saint Matthew 9:9-13 I almost did not write a blog today.  You see, my summer assignment was to write threeContinue Reading

A Reflection on the readings for Daily Mass, June 30, 2016. Amos 7:10-17Psalm 19:8-11The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 9:1-8 When I was younger my grandfather kept telling me not to go down around his garden.   He had this electric fence that he had put in.  He told usContinue Reading

A reflection on the readings for June 16, 2016. Sirach 48:1-14Psalm 97Gospel of Matthew 6:7-15 In this mornings first reading we see a list of all the amazing things that Elijah and Elisha did in their earthly lifetimes.  From raising to dead to controlling the elements, we see these menContinue Reading

Most people who know me, know that I used to be a commercial electrical foreman.  One of the first things I would do on a construction site would be to get up some sort of lighting.  The first lesson I learned out there in the field was that it’s veryContinue Reading

It’s two days before Christmas and the story continues with more about John the Baptist and his birth.  The Old Testament reading has some interesting imagery in it though.  It talks of sending a messenger before him, to prepare the way.  Then it says the Lord will come suddenly intoContinue Reading

As we continue through Advent toward Christmas we see this very familiar saying.  Look at the beauty of the words that our Savior gave us: Jesus said to the crowds:“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you andContinue Reading

Original Photo WallPaper from VisualParadox.com Halloween.  All Hallow’s Eve.  The Night before a beautiful feast in the Catholic Church.  As I sit here reading the readings for All Saint’s Day I am struck by how much I just do not enjoy this day at all.  I could go on andContinue Reading