Lent 2015

The warning of the barren tree

The Third Sunday of Lent ~ February 28th, 2016 The Barren Fig Tree . . . . But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when […]

Unbind us, Lord! Let us go free!

The Fifth Sunday of Lent In today’s gospel, John the Evangelist has still another incredible story that the church uses to show us how Jesus wants to be for us: He is the One who unbinds our shackles / calls us forth from the tombs of our lives and offers us new and risen life! When? […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? This story is amazing.  William Barclay, the great Presbyterian scripture scholar, comments that “there’s no more vivid character drawing in all of literature […]

The Fidelity of Jesus

The First Sunday of Lent ~ The Fidelity of Jesus (February 22, 2015) (All the Scripture texts for this Mass can be found at the link that follows.  After you’ve looked at this site,  to get back to this page,  at the top Left corner of your computer screen look for the tiny arrow ( […]

The Jesus I know and love

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, February 19th, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers, In the first reading, Moses says: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse.  Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the Lord, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20). […]

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

  Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter is early this year ~ April 5th So, you may ask ~ what’s this Ashes thing” We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What are ashes about? What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes […]

Carnival

  Dear Sisters and Brothers, Well, this week the Big Easy and Rio have one thing in common — one huge party.  And what is so interesting its very Catholic.  It’s a time to let your hair down before the strike of midnight on Ash Wednesday when we Catholics fast and abstain from meat on […]