15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

FULFILLING GOD’S PURPOSE FOR CHOOSING ME My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today is the fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time. One theme common to all the readings of this Sunday is: “God’s Choice and purpose for us as his disciples.” This simply points to both the...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Francis)

A seventy-year-old widow had a serious heart attack. During her ordeal, she encountered the Lord who said to her: “You are not yet going to die.” She asked, “Lord, how many years more will I live?” The Lord answered, “Thirty years more.” Delighted by the news, she...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

CERTAINLY, THE GRACE OF GOD IS SUFFICIENT FOR US! Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus On this fourteenth Sunday of ordinary time, we reflect and rejoice in the spirit of prophecy and faithful witness to Christ. Even though, the exercise of this mission does not...

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Fr. Vinner)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus Our reading today from St. Mark’s gospel tells the story of 2 daughters – two females who at first glance could not appear more different – but upon close examination are very much alike. This narrative method has often been...

Birth of St. John the Baptist (Fr. Francis)

Today we are celebrating the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. He was the cousin of Jesus Christ and the son of Zechariah and St. Elizabeth. His father was a priest of the order of Abia whose job in the temple was to burn incense. St. Elizabeth was a...

Birth of St. John the Baptist (Fr. Vinner)

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Today the Church is celebrating the Solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist. This is no doubt a special celebration and that is why the Church could still celebrate it on a Sunday. John the Baptist occupies a very expedient...