26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A COMPANION TO ST. MICHAEL’S By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB This Monday, the Church celebrates St. Michael and the Archangels; and since Michael is the patron of both this Archdiocese and our University, it is a great celebration indeed. Given that Michael is the patron of the University

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

EXPECTATIONS By Louella D'Souza “God will not open the doors of heaven to everyone, only Christians will be saved.” A few years ago, a friend and I started to have a cordial discussion about the parable of ‘The Prodigal Son’. As we exchanged views, it quickly escalated

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

GROWING IN LOVE By Lucinda M. Vardey Today's readings embellish a vital aspect to Jesus' two commandments of loving God and neighbour as oneself. Love is a deepening process: beginning with childlike reliance on God as parent, growing into expressing love of God through service to others,

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

"SEEING THINGS WHOLE" by John Dalla Costa One of the qualities which drew people to Jesus, and which so threatened others, was his double vision. Where others saw lepers, Jesus saw persons. Where others saw a blind man, Jesus saw one who could see the truth. Where

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

SOWING OUR GARDENS In this week's Gospel, Jesus speaks of the parable of the sower while reminding us the need for parables as a form of instruction.  So I thought I would tell a story of my own: Ester lived at the corner of the block and

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

HELP FROM THE HEAVENS….. by Lucinda M. Vardey Saints Peter and Paul have left us numerous gifts of direction, knowledge, understanding and hope. One of these gifts is Peter’s acknowledgment of the fullness of who Jesus is “..the Christ, the Son of the living God.”Jesus responds that

June 25: Commissioned to Tell Your Story

As we now settle into the summer months, the Wednesday Night Gatherings have come to a temporary end.  They will resume in the Fall in some capacity, though we are not quite sure how yet.  However, the work continues as each of us where commissioned