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

5th Sunday of Easter

Life in the True Vine By Emily VanBerkum   This well-known parable of Jesus as the true vine is found only in the Gospel of John. It contains the last of John’s great “I Am” statements in which Jesus reveals himself to his disciples. It is a rich

Second Sunday of Easter

Low Sunday By: Fr. Norm Tanck, CSB I have to be honest with you; I am not quite sure what we are celebrating today. Although we were clear about the liturgical name for last Sunday, the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord - Easter Sunday, This,

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