29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

TO ASK AND CONTINUE ASKING By Leanna Cappiello Here is a question to ponder: How do we expect to receive if we do not ask? This week, the Gospel tells us a story about a widow who approaches a judge, begging him constantly to grant her justice

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

TRANSFORMATIVE GRATITUDE By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB In the Gospel last week, the Apostles demanded of Jesus, “increase our faith!” In our own time, our reading challenges us to embrace the cross knowing that it is not the end, but part of a vision still unfolding; that

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FAITH By Lisa Fernandes The readings today focus on faith. In the first reading we get a strong message about the righteous being faithful: “Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). So it

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

TOUGH LOVE By Tina Sibbald There is some thorny stuff in this week’s readings. Actually there have been themes over the past several weeks, which when woven together have resulted, for me, in a season of intense self-examination and seeking God. There is much here to

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

WHAT IS AT THE CENTRE?  By Elizabeth Chesley-Jewell On this twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time we hear Jesus’ parable of the dishonest steward. Upon being fired by his manager the steward returned to the individuals owing his manager money and lowered their debt. He did this

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“AS OFTEN AS YOU COME TO ME” By Emily VanBerkum For the past few weeks I’ve been reflecting on a quote that a friend of mine posted to social media. It was from the 1930s diary of Sr. Faustina Kowalska in which Jesus said to her in

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

LET YOUR FACE SHINE UPON YOUR SERVANT by Lucinda M. Vardey Today’s readings perfectly complement the canonization in Rome of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. We can look to many saints in our Church and see how their love of Jesus inspired them to act and serve him in others. 

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

THE NARROW GATEKEEPER By: John Dalla Costa At one of our last RCIA gatherings earlier this year, we experienced the prayerful immersion in scripture that is at the heart of the Catechesis of The Good Shepherd. Designed for very young children, this particular prayer used woodcut figures,

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

PROMPT, PROVIDE, PROMISE By Leanna Cappiello Three things that Jesus said in the Gospel stood out to me. He first prompts us to consider what we love most; He then provides comfort for us when we lose sight of those things; And finally, He promises us