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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

The parable of the sower, the seed, and the four types of soil speaks of the receptivity of our hearts to both the Living Word and his revealed teachings, and of the many things which can hinder our continuing receptivity to its message. There are times when we leave Mass, or ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

Jesus said his burden is not troublesome and heavy but rather easy and light. Those of us who find the Christian life difficult should exchange our half-hearted burdensome form of following Christ for the light and joyful surrender of wholeheartedness. This life in Christ, which consists of allowing Christ to live ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

How we treat others is a picture window into the condition of our own souls. Our gracious treatment of others, or lack thereof, reveals a great deal about how we feel about ourselves. It also reveals our perspective on others and whether we see them as Christ sees them, or whether ... Read More »

12th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Posted by Ruth Henley

 

Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid. God loves each of us down to the tiniest detail! God’s is ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Feast of Corpus Christi commemorates the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is, of course, central to our Catholic faith. It is the source from which we gain spiritual strength and vitality and the summit of saving faith as we remember and receive Jesus who suffered for ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Holy Trinity is an integral part of our faith, the understanding of which is often under emphasized. Holy Trinity Sunday was introduced into the church by Pope John XXII in the 1300’s to honor the Trinity of Persons in God. Throughout the Scriptures we see various passages which bring out ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Jewish people prepared to celebrate the Feast of Weeks, or (fifty days) by waiting for the seeds to grow into edible food. They had planted at the time of Passover which was a remembering of how God had brought them out of Egypt and planted them in the ... Read More »

The Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Ruth Henley

The Gospel reading points out, Jesus was given all authority in heaven and earth. From this position of Lordship and authority he tells his disciples, and subsequently those of us who have joined ourselves in baptism to them, to “Go … and make disciples.” This command is not known ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Ruth Henley

Jesus, knowing that he was soon to leave his disciples, was concerned that they not feel abandoned, or in his words, orphaned. Jesus having lived among them for some years, and having experienced the increasing hostility of the world against the things of God, knew that not only would the ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Posted by Ruth Henley

Peter responds in John 13:36 with the question, “Lord, where are you going?” Shortly thereafter Thomas blurts out, “We do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” And Philip too expresses his anxiety with, “Lord show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” ... Read More »