April 18, 2021 Third Sunday of Easter

There’s an old rabbinical story where the rabbi says to children :“My dear children, where is God?” They would say, “God is everywhere.” And the rabbi would say to them, “No, He’s not.” And they’d say, “But Rabbi, we know God is everywhere.” And then the rabbi would look at...

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April 11, 2021 Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy

In today’s holy Gospel we see Jesus in the exactly same way sister Faustina saw and described him in her famous vision. He is in the middle of the community of disciples who believe in him. He came to give them his paschal peace! Peace of Heart and mind and...

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April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

The coach of a team lagging behind in score would usually yell these words of encouragement to his players on the court: “Boys, let’s do it! It’s not over till it’s over.” And this is true. The outcome of a game could be reversed suddenly at the last seconds. And...

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March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday/Passion of the Lord

It’s a curious thing that today’s feast has two names – Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday – two names which, probably unintentionally, underline these two aspects of every human life, the giving and the giving back, the palms and the passion. Jesus’ welcome into the city of Jerusalem is a...

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March 21, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Lent

I would like to share two stories with you.  I received a phone call from a local funeral director. Could I do him and a grieving family a big favor, he asked. A priest was requested for a committal service at a local cemetery. Would I be able to meet...

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March 14, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Lent

The fourth Sunday of Lent is called “Laetare” Sunday in Latin  it means “rejoice!” In the middle of the serious season of lent the Church invites us to rejoice. Why does the church invite us in the season of Lent to rejoice? A wonderful story that took place in Mainz,...

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March 7, 2021 Third Sunday of Lent

Recently, I saw a picture on Facebook of a scene from today’s Gospel. Christ is there, holding a whip in his hand, tables all over the floor, expelling people from the Temple. And around the image, someone had added the comment that if people ever ask you “What would Jesus...

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February 28, 2021 Second Sunday of Lent

When Father Richard Leonard S.J, wrote his famous book, “Where the Hell is God?” he begins by telling us the tragic story of his sister Tracey becoming a paraplegic, following a vehicle accident. In an attempt to comfort him, some person suggested that God might be testing his faith during...

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