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Reflections

Reflections

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 1

Posted by Ray Lodato

In today’s gospel we hear of two people who approach Jesus for healing. However, they both turned to Jesus for healing as a last resort. There are people in our parish community who for a variety of reasons hesitate to go to Jesus in their need. Is there someone ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist ~ June 24

Posted by Ray Lodato

From his birth, John the Baptist was “a light to the nations” and one who grew strong in God’s spirit. While John knew he was not the messiah, he also knew that his role was to prepare people’s hearts for the coming of Christ. In what ways are you, ... Read More »

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 17

Posted by Ray Lodato

This parable about the mustard seed is a reminder to us about our role in the work of evangelization. “The smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants.” Many shy away from sharing their faith ... Read More »

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ June 10

Posted by Ray Lodato

Today’s scriptures remind us that even when we try to hide from God because of our failings and sinfulness, God is present extending healing and forgiveness. Being open and responsive to that grace, we then are “mother, sister and brother” of Jesus. Take a few moments today to pray ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ~ June 3

Posted by Ray Lodato

This weekend we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist is central to our life of faith and the precious gift given to us by Jesus. At the Passover meal of the Last Supper, Jesus took the bread; blessed it, broke ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity ~ May 27

Posted by Ray Lodato

As we listen at Mass this week, the message in the scriptures is clear. We have been commissioned, right along with the disciples. Go. Baptize. Teach. All strong imperatives. Equally important – perhaps even more important – is the last line: “…. I am with you always, until the ... Read More »

Pentecost ~ May 20

Posted by Ray Lodato

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.” The disciples caught that fire and went forth speaking about the wondrous things God had done. What are some of the wonderful things God has done for you? Pray that the ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday of Easter ~ May 13

Posted by Ray Lodato

Listen closely to today’s gospel. It is as if we are eavesdropping on Jesus at prayer. Take note, he is praying for us! He is asking God to protect us, to keep us from the evil one and to be consecrated in the truth. We can be confident that ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter ~ May 6

Posted by Ray Lodato

Today’s Scriptures give us a message that is loud and clear: “Let us love one another...” and “This is my commandment, love one another.” The love that we share is not our own, but rather it is the love God has for us. Love is a powerful means of ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ April 29

Posted by Ray Lodato

Did you hear the words of today’s gospel? “Whoever remains in Me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without Me you can do nothing.” What a consolation to have Jesus guiding and companioning us. With Him, we have the ability to be His disciples. During this ... Read More »