Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sunday of All Saints, May 27, 2018. Heb 11:32-12a; Mt 10:32-33, 37-38 & 19:27-30

On March 19 of this year, Pope Francis issued an apostolic exhortation titled “Rejoice and be Glad.” on the call to holiness in today’s world. I encourage you to get a copy of this papal writing and read it. Unlike many papal documents, it’s not difficult to read and understand. Today we observe the Sunday […]

PENTECOST SUNDAY, May 20, 2018. Acts 2:1-11; Jn 7:37-52 & 8:12

Pentecost is about the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles; but it is also a celebration of God — three persons in one — the Trinity. Sadly, to most people the Trinity is just another one of the doctrines of faith, something we are required to believe. I say sadly, because the fact […]

Sunday of the Fathers of Nicea I, May 13, 2018. Mothers Day

On today’s liturgical calendar we commemorate the First Ecumenical Council, held in 325 in the city of Nicea, not far from Constantinople. It ended on May 29 and came to be observed on the Sunday following the Feast of the Ascension. On today’s secular calendar we observe Mothers Day. I’ll come back to that later. […]

SUNDAY OF THE MAN BORN BLIND, May 6, 2018. Jn 9:1-38

Last Sunday we heard about the Samaritan woman at the well and how Jesus offered her life-giving water. It’s obvious that water is a sign of baptism and that Jesus offered her the eternal life that we ourselves receive through our baptism. In this Sunday’s Gospel we hear of the man born blind. Jesus gives […]