Pentecost Sunday

Gifts Abounding By: John Dalla Costa   After mass last week, a friend who has served in a host of ministries for many years shared a growing rift in her soul. “The pandemic has changed me,” she explained, “but my Church hasn’t changed.” This is a Pentecost moment. Just before

Ascension Sunday

Going to Heaven By Greg Rupik   In 2018 my grandfather, who we all called “Dadziu,” passed away after a long and happy life. At his wake, a steady stream of family and friends flowed past his closed casket at one end of the room, while my small

4th Sunday of Easter

One of the Flock By: Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell   I have been a catechist here at St. Basil’s with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program since we began in 2016. Since then, I have written a few reflections about the meaning of the Parable of the Good Shepherd

5th Sunday of Easter

Life in the True Vine By Emily VanBerkum   This well-known parable of Jesus as the true vine is found only in the Gospel of John. It contains the last of John’s great “I Am” statements in which Jesus reveals himself to his disciples. It is a rich

Second Sunday of Easter

Low Sunday By: Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB I have to be honest with you; I am not quite sure what we are celebrating today. Although we were clear about the liturgical name for last Sunday, the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord - Easter Sunday, This,

5th Sunday of Lent

The Naked Soul of Humanity By: Mary Jo McDonald In Lucinda’s homily of the First Sunday in Lent, she spoke about the importance of following Jesus into the desert as the way to confront our fear of death. In subsequent Lenten Sundays, Ann Marie’s homily reminded us

Third Sunday of Lent

WHAT WALLS CAN’T CONTAIN John Dalla Costa Last week’s account of the Transfiguration on Tabor was experienced as wondrous yet fearful. Today, at the Temple, we find Jesus transformed again, himself becoming fearsome. Pope Francis recently preached that Lent is for jarring us. This gospel certainly does

Second Sunday of Lent

LENT: A JOURNEY OF DEEPENING FAITH AND TRANSFORMATION By: Ann Marie Tedesco Last week’s Gospel reading was about Jesus in the desert for forty days, an initiation to the beginning of Jesus’ public life. It showed the humanity of Jesus as he fasted and was tempted. (Mark

First Sunday of Lent

OVERCOMING FEAR by Lucinda M. Vardey   To follow Jesus is to die and be reborn, not once but many times.  Entering the desert of Lent is to allow us to focus on the experience of this dying to what was before, and being reborn to what is