Reflections

Reflections

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord Yr C, January 9, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 1/07/22

While several Americans brought down their Christmas trees the day after Christmas, intentional Catholics know that Christmas season only began on Christmas day and concludes today with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Christmas, like Easter, is celebrated with an octave—eight consecutive days that liturgically form a ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord Yr C, January 2, 2022

Posted by John Wolf on 1/01/22

Often what happened in your childhood ends up leaving a lasting impression on you. That’s how I remember certain practical details of my childhood, especially discipline around the home. The first thing you learn as a child growing up in the household of Martin and Priscilla is the names ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for The Holy Family Yr C, December 26, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/24/21

Merry Christmas to all you beloved parishioners and friends! The love of God made manifest in Christ shines anew in the life of believers as we rejoice in this unique event of God becoming one of us. It’s an encounter beyond imagining. The All-powerful God could have chosen a ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 19th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/17/21

On this Fourth Sunday of Advent and the last Sunday before Christmas, the Church focuses attention on a young pregnant woman about to deliver a baby. Her name appears in different forms today as Mary, Maria, Miriam, Marian or Mariah; a name that has been translated and used in ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 12th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/10/21

Happy “Gaudete Sunday,” everyone! Some would wonder what sort of greeting that is! I send you this greeting on this Rose Sunday or Gaudete Sunday or Rejoice Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice and it underscores the tune of today’s liturgy. You must have observed the change ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent Yr C, December 5th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 12/03/21

President Eisenhower will live long in the hearts and minds of Americans. The young may not know much about him but it doesn’t take much effort to understand his contribution to our nation building. When you drive on any Interstate of four-lane or more highway across the country, remember ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent Yr C, November 28th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/26/21

Another cycle of our spiritual year and journey starts today on a very optimistic note. Jeremiah prophesies that Judah shall be safe and Jerusalem dwell secure. Imagine that! Isn’t that the kind of news we long to hear today as the Coronavirus continues to threaten? Won’t you love to ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Yr B, November 21st, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/19/21

The reason why worldly forces deride Jesus and fail woefully to recognize Him as king is chiefly because they do not understand His claim to kingship. To be fair to them, it’s antithetical to worldly reasoning to accept as king, one standing before another king in handcuffs, defending His ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, November 14th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/12/21

That the judgment of God would come upon the world and all created things is as consoling as it is very scary. Consoling because God will then put to an end the power of the evil one and all evil doers. He will extinguish death, crime, injustice, oppression, sickness ... Read More »

Fr. Jo's Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B, November 7th, 2021

Posted by John Wolf on 11/05/21

Last week, we honored our heroes and heroines in the faith; members of our extended family who have either completed their journey to heaven or are being purified unto glory. Together with them, we form the one Church in its various states: militant, suffering, and triumphant. This week, we ... Read More »

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