From the Pastor

Weekly Reflections from Fr. Bill

 

July 23: Kingdom of God’s Worth

Question of the Week:  When was the last time you searched for something like your life depended on it?    Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

July 12: Religious Life

Question of the Week:  In this week’s Gospel from Matthew (Mt 13:1-23), Jesus describes seeds falling on various kinds of soil. Can we identify the ways we can be like the various kinds of soil Jesus describes in terms of receiving God’s word in our lives? How can we change our soil to receive God’s word and produce fruit for God’s Kingdom? How will God help us?  Read more.

 

 

 

 

July 6: Time to Rest

Question of the Week:  Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest.”    What does it mean to “rest in the Lord?”  What kind of rest does Jesus give us?  Read more.

 

 

 

 

June 28: Prayer by Pope Pius VI 

Questions of the Week: In our Gospel this weekend, Jesus tells us not to be afraid three times (see Mt 10:26-33). He also told us to be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in Gehenna. Who was He referring to and why? What is the difference between good fear (fear of the Lord), and bad paralyzing fear? What help does Jesus give us in the Gospel to overcome fear? Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

June 21: Fear

Questions of the Week: In our Gospel this weekend, Jesus tells us not to be afraid three times (see Mt 10:26-33). He also told us to be afraid of the one who can destroy both body and soul in Gehenna. Who was He referring to and why? What is the difference between good fear (fear of the Lord), and bad paralyzing fear? What help does Jesus give us in the Gospel to overcome fear? Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

June 14: Farewell Lucia!

Questions of the Week: What are some of the effects of receiving Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed of all Sacraments?  Why did Jesus give us the Sacrament of His Body and Blood? Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

June 7: Most Holy Trinity

Questions of the Week: What are some things you can know about God through reason alone? What are some things we know of God through Revelation? Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 31: The Ascension of our Lord

Nothing in our world changes that: no virus, no persecution, no trouble however great. Our mission does not stop until Christ comes again. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

May 17: Returning to Public Mass

Questions of the Week:  When we love someone, we will want to honor them and please them.  What does Jesus say about how to love Him in our Gospel this week?  Does Jesus love for us depend on anything we do or not do?  How does being loved and loving affect us?  (See John 15:21) Jesus says in the Gospel this weekend, “I do not leave you orphan.”    Read more

 

 

 

 

May 10: Holy Communion

Question of the Week:  Why does Jesus tell us “do not let your hearts be troubled” when there is so much trouble in the world?  Read more

 

 

 

 

 

May 3: Restoring Sacraments

Questions of the Week: Jesus said, “I am the Gate.  Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.”  What does it mean “to enter through” Jesus?  How do we enter?  How will you enter?   Read more

 

 

 

 

April 26: Parish Updates

Questions of the Week: The Mass can be viewed as having two distinct but inseparably united parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. How did Jesus establish the New Covenant and the pattern of the Liturgy? What are some examples in the New Testament where we see this? Read more

 

 

 

 

April 19: Divine Mercy Sunday

Questions of the Week: Why do those who believe in Jesus “have life in His name?” What happens to a person when they believe in Jesus? Read more

 

 

 

 

 

April 12: Easter Sunday

Question of the Week: With death looming all around, how does faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ prepare you to meet it? What does Jesus ask of us? Read more

 

 

 

 

 

April 5: Holy Week

Questions of the Week:There were so many aspects of our Lord’s Passion.  What strikes you most as you consider what Jesus did for us?  Where is hope when we look at Christ crucified?  Read more

 

 

 

 

March 29: Coronavirus and Human Life

Questions of the Week: How has the Coronavirus affected your outlook on human life? What does the raising of Lazarus say about God’s power over death and the afterlife?  Read more.

 

 

 

 

March 22: Fr. Gerald Gawronski Assigned Parochial Vicar

Fr Gerald Gawronski is assigned to St Thomas the Apostle Parish starting in July 2020. Read more.