Jesus gives Peter the role of first Pope. What role does Jesus have for you? America’s biggest problem is we’ve all gotten good at pointing fingers. We all question each other and God. But God asks us, “And you, what are you doing?” [AUDIO]
The glory of God is hidden in the flesh and blood of Jesus, and within the bread and wine at Mass. If you listen to God, you will become who you were made to be and do what you were made to do: You too will shine with the glory of God. [AUDIO]
We can have confidence that Christ knows us and can bring us to true life. The Shepherd calls his sheep to their unique vocations: priesthood, religious life, marriage. He continues to call His sheep each day. Listen and follow. [AUDIO]
Our Diocese recently ordained 4 permanent deacons and one transitional Deacon. If you were wondering, “What’s the difference?”, you’ve come to the right place. Who are deacons? In the Catholic Church, “the clergy” consists of three groups of ordained ministers: bishops, priests, and deacons. While all members of the church are called to minister to others by virtue of their …
St. John the Baptist was sent to preach repentance to everyone who needed to repent. This included King Herod, even though preaching to the king ended his career. When Jesus was preaching, His message was quite personal. Jesus did not stop with stereotypes, but He saw each person. When we look at a crowd of people, we see a crowd, but God sees each and every person. God sees each person, God knows each person, and God calls each person to be part of His work.
Ordinary Time, 2nd Sunday. God calls us to live lives of love. Your vocation is the particular way that God calls you to love. There are two primary vocations: Marriage and Celibacy. God calls us to become who we were already made to be. How do we find our vocation and follow it? Our Gospel gives us four clues. Through the Eucharist Jesus lays down His life for us so we can lay down our lives for one another. (20 Jan 2013)