St. Mark the Evangelist: April 25

St. Mark the Evangelist: April 25

But they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them… (Mark 16: 20) As we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist today, we hear the Gospel account of the Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Before he leaves, Jesus sends his apostles into...
Tuesday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 24

Tuesday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 24

My sheep hear my voice. I know them and they follow me. (John 10: 27) Two thousand years later, I wonder if Jesus says the same thing about us with the same confidence. He still loves us with the same deep love he had for his sheep so long ago. But do we follow so...
Monday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 23

Monday, Fourth Week of Easter: April 23

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10: 10) In the Gospel, Jesus plainly says that he is the Good Shepherd and the sheep gate. There are many doors or gates available for us to enter, to touch and to communicate to the sheep. Please...
Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 22

Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 22

“I am the Good Shepherd.” (John 10: 11) The fourth Sunday of Easter is often called Good Shepherd Sunday. The Gospel reveals the love Jesus has for each of us as the Good Shepherd. On this day, we also observe the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In biblical times,...
Saturday, Third Week of Easter: April 21

Saturday, Third Week of Easter: April 21

Many of the disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” As a result, many disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. (John 6: 60-66) What were the words Jesus spoke that turned away these disciples?...
Fourth Degree for Fr. Pleiman

Fourth Degree for Fr. Pleiman

Fr. Ken Pleiman, C.PP.S., received his fourth degree from the Knights of Columbus on February 3. Fr. Pleiman, who is in ministry with Dayton’s Region Seven parishes, also serves as chaplain for K. of C. Council 500 in Dayton. “The Knights encouraged and endorsed my...