2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Unbeknownst to You The wedding at Cana — arguably one of the most famous moments that Jesus performs a miracle. What is so very interesting is that the bride and groom seem to have little-to-no knowledge of the impending crisis that is running out of wine

Second Sunday of Advent

For the Second Sunday of Advent, our Gospel reading focuses on John the Baptist; he cries out in the wilderness "Prepare the way of the Lord". One wonders why this is not the reading for the First Sunday of Advent. After all, does it not

First Sunday of Advent

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the day we embark on our journey of preparation and anticipation for the coming of the Lord. Did you know that Advent is broken into two parts? The first part runs from today until the 16th of December.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 7.31-37 Returning from the region of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a man who was deaf and who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to

Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Constellations of Grace John Dalla Costa & Lucinda M. Vardey   John Dalla Costa: Sometimes grace is subtle. Sometimes it sparkles like stars and just demands to be relished. Today feels like the latter. Here we are, on this last Sunday of the Gathering, finding Mark describing another gathering.

Trinity Sunday

Into Deep Mystery By Lucinda M. Vardey   As Christians we are baptized into the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Therefore we have an ongoing relationship with the 3 aspects of a Trinitarian God that guide us in prayer and our lives.   In his letter to the

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