Assumption – King David brought the Ark to Jerusalem. When Jesus has defeated the enemies Sin and Death, and is seated on the Throne, he welcomes the new Ark into the Hoy City, the new Jerusalem. You too receive the Bread of Life; you too are an ark.
Ordinary 18 – It’s never too early to plan your funeral. Jesus wants to share his inheritance with you. We won’t be able to take his hand if our hands are full of vanities, feuds, and earthly riches. What kind of legacy will you leave behind?
Ordinary 16 – St. Luke puts Martha and Mary right after the Good Samaritan. Don’t get so caught up in the works of the Lord that you forget the Lord of the work. In the words of Tevya from Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus is asking Martha, “But do you love me?”
Ordinary 15 – The Good Samaritan is a good neighbor to his enemy. What would happen if we treated Muslims, Mexicans, and even our own neighbors this way? Jesus has been like a Good Samaritan to you; go and do likewise.
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Ordinary 13 – The biggest obstacle to saying Yes to priesthood was accepting celibacy. Celibacy has turned out to be a great blessing. Jesus is a total self-gift. He only wants disciples who are willing to do the same.
Corpus Christi – The one Priesthood of Jesus Christ continues in the royal priesthood of all the Baptized. God so wants you to be holy that he then calls men offer bread and wine and nourish the faithful with the Body and Blood of Christ.
Pentecost – To be a thriving parish we have to give up trying so hard — and focus on loving Jesus and serving Jesus. We need to be the kind of friends and spouses that support one another in living the faith. The Spirit will do great things with us.
Ascension – Every Christian is called to be a little Christ. Stop looking at yourself and worrying about your problems. Look at Jesus, speak to Him, and focus on God’s will. Let His power flow! We want God to change the world, but He wants to change YOU.
Easter 6 – The Catholic decline hits home today as we say goodbye to the Saturday night Mass at St. Anthony. How can we stop the decline of the church in America? The problem is we are plugged in to everyone *but* Jesus. What are you plugged into?