Monthly Archives: September 2016

18TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST, Sept. 25, 2016. 2 Cor 11:31-12:9; Luke 5:1-11

What an overwhelming response to Jesus’ miracle we witness in today’s Gospel.  Simon Peter, James and John left everything and followed Jesus. You know, it’s interesting that these fishermen followed Jesus’ directions to “Put out into the deep water and lower the nets.” Fishermen’s wisdom knew that they had been hard at work fishing all […]

Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross, Sept. 18, 2016. Mk 8:34-9:1; Gal 2:16-20

In this passage from Mark’s Gospel, Jesus tells us to take up the cross and deny self. Now that’s not a popular notion in our culture. People today don’t want to have any inconvenience. We have so many instant things. There are instant meals that take very little time or effort to prepare in the […]

Sunday before Exaltation of the Cross, Sept. 11, 2016. Gal. 6:11-18; Jn. 3:13-17

In concluding his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul writes that he may never boast of anything but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. What he is expressing by that is not just the crucifixion but all that Jesus Christ has done and still does for our salvation. This is the new creation; a […]

16th Sunday after Pentecost, Sept. 4, 2016. Mt 25 14-30

This Gospel parable was written by Matthew after the fall of Jerusalem, 70 A.D. and is a parable of the second coming of Christ or the Last Judgment. The original account was probably directed to the officers of the Church, or perhaps to the Scribes and Pharisees. First a comment about the coin (talent). The […]