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October 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

October 15th – Twenty-Eigth Sunday in Ordinary Time Come to the wedding banquet. Put on the wedding robe. Don’t be late, because the wedding banquet is starting now. Source: John Donahue, The Gospel in Parable: Metaphor, Narrative and Theology in the Synoptic Gospels (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1988) Dear Friends: Today’s…

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September 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

September 24th – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Nothing would be done at all if a person waited till he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” (Cardinal Newman) Dear Friends, With all the many problems we are facing, there is a paralysis that…

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August 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

August 21st – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time SURPRISE IN HEAVEN I dreamt death came the other night, And Heaven’s gate swung wide. An angel with a halo bright ushered me inside. And there! To my astonishment, stood folks I’d judged and labeled: As “quite unfit,” “of little worth,” and…

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July 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

July 30 – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Because you asked for this—not for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies, but for understanding so that you may know what is right—I do as you requested.”(1Kings, ch.3) Dear Friends, This passage from…

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June 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

June 25 – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time “The Spirit of truth will testify to me, says the Lord; and you also will testify.” (Jn 15:26b, 27a) Dear Friends: On this Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, we find ourselves sandwiched in between the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John…

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May 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

May 28 – The Ascension of the Lord Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matt.28:19-20) Dear Friends: The Solemnity of the…

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April 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

April 30 – Third Sunday of Easter The Serenity Prayer “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” (Reinhold Niebuhr) Dear Friends, This well-known prayer is so beautiful and has helped…

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March 2017 Weekly Bulletin Messages

March 26 – Fourth Sunday of Lent “One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.” (Jn 9:25) Dear Friends: Today’s gospel from John 9 is situated in the temple in Jerusalem. The feast of Tabernacles had arrived when people lived in tents outside to recall…

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October 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

October 30 – Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” (Oscar Wilde) Dear Friends, The wonderful story of Zacchaeus in this Sunday’s Gospel reminds us that the only thing small in life is some people’s ability to see only limits and…

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September 2016 Weekly Bulletin Messages

September 25 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” ~St. Theresa of Kolkata Dear Friends, Continuing the theme from last Sunday’s readings where…

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