Opening week went well. Typically, the week of Labor Day is our ‘reunion’ after being closed for the month of August – volunteers greeting each other, happy to reunite after our time off. This year is much more of a
A little catching up as we look forward. Beginning this week Fr. Chesco and I will be celebrating School Masses weekly. Sadly, due to covid, these will be for St. Mary students and faculty only. When relief is declared
In today’s Gospel we begin the Discourse on the Bread of Life (Jn 6, 22-71). It is not really a discourse, but a series of seven brief dialogues, which explain the meaning of the multiplication of the bread.
Jesus sees the crowd that comes to him, This means complete adhesion to the faith.
Jesus addressed Philip: How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?: There is not any doubt that Jesus’ question may be
I believe I left you when I left you…in 1985. I went to care for Msgr. Louis Morton who was dying of cancer. His body was weakened and weakening but his mind was sharp and his will was strong.
Todays Gospel is placed exactly between two banquets: the banquet of death, held by Herod during which John the Baptist was killed and the banquet of life, held by Jesus for the people in the desert.
Jesus sees that the
Jesus was a real human being and grew up as an ordinary child. In fact, it was his very ordinariness that scandalized his neighbors and prevented them from allowing him to be their Messiah and Savior.
Mark quotes the people
As you may have heard, I’ve been here before. But, I arrived 38 years ago and left (for Morehead City) 36 years ago. I arrived, newly ordained and raring to go. A week after I got here in 1983,
Jairus, head of the synagogue, asks Jesus’ help for his daughter who is dying. Jesus goes with him and the crowd follows, pushing him on every side. This is the point of departure of the two following episodes: the
Mark 4, 35-41
On a map of Israel the sea looks like a large lake, but from a small fishing boat it would look enormous, especially in a storm. They are strong, self-reliant men who would handle moderate danger as a