COVID-19 Response

These are times when we rely on our faith to see us through. May the Precious Blood of Jesus heal the sick,  protect the vulnerable, and comfort the dying. Here are some resources meant to draw us closer in faith to each other and to the God who loves us. Precious...
Jesus is Right There With Us

Jesus is Right There With Us

And Jesus wept (John 11:35).    By Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. These words, often noted as the shortest verse of the Bible, remind us of something very important Jesus’ emotions. He has already told his disciples and Martha that Lazarus would rise. He clearly...
The Blood of Christ – The Price of Our Redemption

The Blood of Christ – The Price of Our Redemption

By Fr. Winfried Wermter, C.PP.S. Although the chalice is one of the most important instru­ments used in celebrating the Eucharist, it is still an instru­ment. In an emergency it can even be dispensed with. Yet the chalice is so close to the Blood of Christ that it...
Sometimes God Surprises Us

Sometimes God Surprises Us

Today, the third Sunday of Advent, is known as Gaudete Sunday. We are getting closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. The first reading from Isaiah gives rise to the sentiment of joy. He tells us, “The desert and the parched land will exult; the...
Speak your Truth

Speak your Truth

In today’s readings, we hear stories of people standing in front of the authorities of their day, and having to speak their truths no matter what the cost. The family in Maccabees spoke their truth and were tortured for it. They showed unflinching bravery in the face...
Speak your Truth

God Will Never Scrap Us

Were you ever part of a team at the parish, school, hospital or any ministry site or function that made a big new bold pastoral plan? You spend weeks, months making this plan. Then comes the grand roll-out for the plan. The plan makes a good run for a few months or...