Signs by Lisa Fernandes Today’s readings, on the third Sunday of Lent, are about signs and symbols of God. The first reading is about a physical symbol of God’s word, in this case the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments which were “…written with the finger of

The Pledge of Future Glory

The Pledge of Future Glory by Erica Tice Each year the 2nd Sunday of Lent presents us with the account of Christ’s transfiguration on the mountainside. Seeing as the Lenten season has just begun, it seems to be an interesting vignette in the life of Christ to

Field Hospital

Field Hospital by John Dalla Costa Pope Francis often describes the church as a “field hospital.” The world’s wounds are not of tangential concern to the church. They are its holy mission. Indeed, evangelization is empty without attending to both the causes and aftermaths of those injuries


Hope by Lisa Fernandes Today’s readings are about hope. Job is a man who exemplifies suffering. He is subjected to many trials and tribulations and in the first reading we feel his misery when he appeals to us by saying: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening? by Jessica De Luca Following the Epiphany of our Lord, our weekly readings have reminded us that God speaks to each one of us. You may recall the story of Samuel hearing the voice of the Lord, or Jesus calling his disciples in Galilee.

Responding to God’s Call

Responding to God’s Call by Lucinda M. Vardey As we enter more fully into the New Year, and settle into what the Church calls “Ordinary Time” we are given the opportunity to hone our prayer life and begin again with God. God can call

Gold, Frankincense, Me & You

Gold, Frankincense, Me & You by John Dalla Costa Make a trek today With willing heart follow the star Behold the light, laser-like illuminating the Child Come let us bring our gifts In a heartbeat of silence Ponder the Presence Bask in the Child’s glow Touch tenderly His tiny fingers Caress with Mother Mary

Joy in the Family

Joy in the Family by Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB The Gospel for this weekend’s Feast of the Holy Family ends by telling us that, “When Mary and Joseph had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of

Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday by Lisa Fernandes Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. Advent generally is a time for us to prepare and make way for Christ’s coming. In the Gospel we read about John and his role