Prepare the Way of the Lord!

Prepare the Way of the Lord! by Jessica De Luca Advent is a time of preparing – preparing to celebrate the coming of the Lord. If you are like me, a staple in preparing for any event in life begins with making a to-do list; Christmas

The Threefold Coming of Christ

The Threefold Coming of Christ by Erica Tice Today the Church begins its new year with the First Sunday of Advent. Coming only a week after the glory of the Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, we are given a solemn reminder to watch and

Use it or Lose it

Use it or lose it by Michael Pirri Every time I meet with an individual who is interested in volunteering, I start out by getting to know what they like doing in their spare time. What is it that they are passionate about, or that they enjoy

How God Works

How God Works by Lucinda M. Vardey In Matthew’s gospel Jesus explains that the grace of God usually works in paradox. One of these is turning around the emphasis of external desires, positioning, privilege, and being honoured by others. Jesus’ way leads not so much to an


Absolutes by Lisa Fernandes “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” as Benjamin Franklin said, referring humorously to secular absolute truths. In today’s readings, though, we hear about absolute truths according to God. In the first, we hear the absolute that there is one God: “I

Happy Feastday!

Happy Feastday! by John Dalla Costa Life-long Catholics who volunteer for the R.C.I.A. program at St. Basil’s usually feel that they receive so much more than they give. As catechumens and candidates make their journey towards Christ, we who accompany them inevitably see our faith with fresh


Fruit of the Vine by Michael Pirri In last week’s Gospel reading, we heard the parable of the man with two sons, both of whom get sent out to work in the vineyard. Again, in the first reading and psalm today, we hear about the vineyard.


TESTING MIND AND HEART by Lucinda M. Vardey The readings for this Sunday turn what our cultures consider normal or usual to the obscure ways of God, always a mystery to our human reasoning. We are told by Isaiah to seek God while God may be