The Gift of Hearing

Deacon Bill Several years ago the Washington Post conducted an experiment in which a world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, was commissioned to play his $4,000,000 Stradivarius violin in a subway station in Washington D.C. He...

Fr. Dan Homily from August 23, 2018

Homily 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time By Fr. Dan Meyer     “Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and never be hungry. Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and...

Time for Us

Each of the four Gospel writers has his own distinctive style and emphasis, and each wrote for a particular audience. Mark, whom we read this liturgical year, wrote primarily for non-Jewish Christians. His emphasis...

Planting, Growing, Pruning

There are mysteries in nature that cannot be explained. We don’t know how gravity works, for example, but we know that it does, and we count on it. We also know that when a...

All in the Family

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is being accused of driving out demons and because He’s allegedly in league with evil. That is outrageous, because when evil (the devil) battles evil, only the devil wins. In...

Eucharist—Sacrament and Sacrifice

We are Christians because we believe in the Resurrection of the Christ. We are Catholic because we believe in the Eucharist. The Eucharist is both a Sacrament and a Sacrifice. The Eucharist is a...

Family of Love

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Gospel is taken from the final verses in Matthew’s Gospel. It is the well-known (at least to Christians) commission of the Apostles to...

We Receive the Gifts

Everyone loves birthdays. Treats, like cake and ice cream, a special meal, gifts, being the center of attention, at least for a day—what’s not to like? It may seem that birthdays are more enjoyed...