We have a simple lesson about the meaning of the Church in this morning’s Gospel. There’s a great crowd around Jesus — that’s the Church. They are telling others about Jesus — that’s evangelization.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The birth of every baby is God’s signal that creation should continue. Mary’s birth was a divine affirmation that recreation, renewal, salvation, and redemption go on. Happy Birthday to our Blessed Mother.
In the words of Saint Peter, “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope.” We listen to the One who called Himself the way, truth, and life. Fear is useless, what’s needed is trust.
Sunday’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/051720.cfm
In the Acts of the Apostles, we learn about the early Church. Today’s Church shares many of those same characteristics. There are seven I’d like to discuss, including an unshakable faith in Jesus Christ.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050320.cfm
A Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday! In this morning’s readings, there are three lessons. First, no door can keep Jesus out. Second, Jesus still bears His scars and so do we. Suffering is temporary. The glory of God will shine through. Third, trust in Jesus and keep faith.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041920.cfm
Here’s my homily from this Fifth Sunday of Lent. Today, Jesus raises his friend Lazarus from the dead. Let me try my best to reveal seven messages that might go unnoticed from today’s Gospel.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/032920.cfm
Here’s my homily from this fourth Sunday of Lent. We see Jesus cure a man of his blindness. We are all born into spiritual blindness or darkness and only Jesus, the Light of the World, can heal us and bring us to the light.
Today’s Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/032220.cfm
Here’s my homily from yesterday. While there are no public Masses in the Archdiocese of New York, the Mass continues to be celebrated. We pray with and for our beloved parishioners. We can still unite ourselves to the greatest prayer of all, the Mass, no matter where we are.