Sunday Reflection

  • Second Sunday of Advent: Not by appearances

    Dec 02, 2016

    “Not by appearance shall he judge,” we just heard in the first reading from Isaiah. He is not impressed by our coiffure, our wardrobe, or even our demeanour.

  • 1st Sunday of Advent: Stay Awake and Hope

    Nov 25, 2016

    This week we begin the Church year with a call to stay awake. Paul tells us in Romans 13, our second reading, that we must wake from our sleep because our salvation is nearer now then when we first believed.

  • The King who frees us from politics

    Nov 18, 2016

    The King who frees us from politics, Christ will still be King

  • The Sun of Justice

    Nov 11, 2016

    As we move toward the end of the Liturgical Year, the Sunday readings continue to sound themes of the end, general judgment, and ultimate salvation.

  • 32nd sunday of ordinary time: The books of Maccabees and prayers for the dead

    Nov 06, 2016

    The first reading this Sunday is from the Second Book of Maccabees. First and Second Maccabees are sections of the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament that we don’t meet up with much. I thought I’d like to present them to you today and to make references to a main teaching found in these books.

  • 31st Sunday: Lost in a crowd, found in Christ

    Oct 30, 2016

    Have you ever felt lost? I don’t mean lost on a car trip, or lost on a hike but, lost in life. Maybe there are a lot of people around you, but you sti

  • 30th Sunday: Lost and found

    Oct 20, 2016

    Jesus is shockingly hard on the rich. In the four “Woes” that parallel the four Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:24-26), Jesus categorically condemns the rich. Filled, laughing, and well thought of now, the rich will be hungry, grieving, and weeping.

  • 29th Sunday: Monica’s Prayer

    Oct 14, 2016

    That widow in Jesus’ parable who kept badgering the judge to vindicate her cause — think of what she was up against.

  • What the Samaritan sees

    Oct 07, 2016

    When Naaman the Syrian is cured of his skin disease, he asks Elisha permission to haul off a pile of dirt.

  • Faith transforms crises into challenges

    Sep 30, 2016

    Horrible things were happening at the time that Habakkuk wrote our first reading for this week.