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FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

FROM THE DESK OF FR. JEFF

March 21, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/15/21

Fifth Sunday of Lent When some “Greeks” wanted to see Jesus, Andrew and Philip tried to facilitate a meeting. Jesus used the opportunity to explain to them that his “hour had come.” It was time for him to lay down his life, like a seed that is planted only ... Read More »

March 14, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/10/21

Fourth Sunday of Lent The Pharisee Nicodemus came to Jesus at night wondering how one might be “born from above.” (John 3: 3). Jesus explained to him that we must be “born of the spirit,” (John 3:8) and that the Son was sent into the world as “light” (John ... Read More »

March 7, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 3/01/21

Third Sunday of Lent Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover celebration, and finding too much buying and selling in the temple area, he made a whip of cords, and drove out the salespeople and the moneychangers, proclaiming that the Temple, his “Father’s house,” had become a marketplace instead ... Read More »

February 28, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/22/21

Second Sunday of Lent Jesus took Peter, James and John on a journey up Mt. Tabor. It’s a long and steep walk. There the disciples had an epiphany, a revelation about Jesus. His clothes became bright and they saw him standing with Moses and Elijah. A frightening event at ... Read More »

February 21, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/15/21

First Sunday of Lent Mark’s Gospel begins with Jesus taking a journey. We read that the “Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert.” Jesus apparently felt compelled to make this journey. Something led him there. For 40 days he was there alone; he prayed; he fasted; he was tempted. ... Read More »

February 14, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/09/21

Ash Wednesday On Ash Wednesday we begin a journey of 40 days. Like Jesus’ journey, ours has a goal, a destination. Jesus made the journey to Jerusalem where he was crucified and raised. Our Lenten journey leads us to participate in this mystery during Holy Week. At the Easter ... Read More »

February 7, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 2/01/21

Joseph: a man on a journey -- from contemplation to action

After the birth of Jesus and the visit of the shepherds who told Mary and Joseph what they had heard from the angels, Luke’s Gospel tells us that that Mary “kept all these things, reflecting on them in ... Read More »

January 31, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/25/21

On December 10, 2020, Pope Francis announced a Year of St. Joseph, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the saint’s proclamation as patron of the Universal Church. Pope Francis said he was establishing the year so that “every member of the faithful, following his example, may strengthen their ... Read More »

January 24, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/18/21

In the readings today, we hear about God calling people to mission. Could God be calling you to priesthood or religious life? Become a Friar St. Francis found much joy in living the Gospel and in his day inspired thousands of men and women to follow in the footsteps ... Read More »

January 17, 2021

Posted by Sharon Myers on 1/11/21

From the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the vaccine against COVID 19: On December 14, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of ... Read More »

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