I enjoy very much the activity that is reading. It has always been a joy because it transports the mind beyond the normal daily boredom of “what am I going to do now”. Reading can be an adventure of imagination where all the beautiful passions God has blessed us with can be expressed. The mind can lead us to beauty and heroism and… Read more
The Spiritual Exercise of Tithing
God challenges us to give generously not because He needs the money, but rather, so that we can become detached from those things that most bind us and keep us from fully trusting in Him.
Giving 10% puts money and material goods in their proper place in our lives. If 10% seems impossible, perhaps that is exactly what you need. Look at what percent you give today and take a step forward in Faith to give 1% more than you do now.
Advent Family Perspective Articles
Here is a link from the Grand Rapids Diocese that are a perfect way for you to connect better with your family throughout the Advent Season and beyond.
In this coming Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, we hope that these short articles support and encourage families in your parish as “schools for mercy.”
Advent by Candlelight December 4, 6:00pm
Opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration
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ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY On Friday, October 30 I had surgery on my right knee to repair a torn meniscus that popped Labor Day weekend while jumping rope. The surgery was very successful and I am on the road to recovery. Thank you very much for your thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery! It… Read more
Today, November 1, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints Day, the commemoration of all the holy men and women who have gone before us, honored as saints in the Church. On Monday, November 2 we celebrate the Solemnity of All Souls Day, the commemoration of all the faithfully departed. During the month of November… Read more
Recently I gave a homily that carried a challenge; “we should invite those people in our lives that have suffered or experienced divorce to seek out the annulment process.” This challenge could be seen as difficult, however Christ will be there with us. As I reflect on the amount of divorce that happens around us… Read more
On Sunday we heard in the Gospel of Mark about the rich young man who ran up, knelt down before Jesus and asked him, ”Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” All of us like the rich young man are seeking the Kingdom of Heaven. All of us “want to be in… Read more
In a recent homily I opened an invitation to all to come and speak to me if they desired healing for the hurt and pain that divorce causes, for the Church has a remedy. It is the desire of all ministers of the Church that we be healed from the wounds of sin. That homily… Read more