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

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By: Jean-Francky Guerrier, SJ   Today’s Gospel (Mark 1: 40-45) focuses on the dimension of suffering in human life and Jesus’ attitude towards it. In the Jewish tradition, a person with leprosy, according to the Law, was not supposed to approach other people. But as Mark tells

Sunday of the Word of God

By: Tina Giusto Today, is special day instituted by Pope Francis called “The Sunday of the Word of God” (Archbishop Secretary, Arthur Roche, Robert Card. Sarah Prefect, Note The Sunday of the Word of God, Congregatio de Cultu Divino et Disciplina Sacramentorum, 17, December 2020-see footnote

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

By: Chris Brittain I am delighted to join with you to worship this morning and am grateful to Father Rice and the community here at St. Basil’s for the kind invitation. I bring greetings from the students and staff at Trinity College. Today we’re offered the words

Baptism of the Lord

By: Ann Marie Tedesco I wonder what is it about baptism that would cause Jesus to be washed in the water of the Jordan River by John the Baptist who said he was not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals? Perhaps it is the

Epiphany Sunday

Praise, Reverence, and Serve God By Jean Francky Guerrier, SJ   Through the birth of the child Jesus, the Almighty God makes the journey towards humankind. This journey is an Epiphany. As sons and daughters of God, we are also called to journey to the encounter with Christ.