16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 21, 2019

I.  Are you a Martha or a Mary? Read and reflect upon Luke 10:38-42. Martha is consumed with work and necessities of living and surviving in 2019. There are careers to establish, mortgages to meet, food and clothing to buy, college tuition payments to cover, bills to pay, meals to prepare, children to taxi, meetings…

July 14, 2019 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I. Anointing of the Sick:   in illness and suffering, we experience our powerlessness, our limitations, and our finitude. Every illness can be a glimpse of death for us! Illness can lead to anguish,self-absorption, sometimes even despair and revolt against God. It can also make us more mature, helping us discern in our life what…

June 30, 2019 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I.  Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! Like the people in Jesus’ day, we also can come up with some very creative “excuses” for not committing ourselves more wholeheartedly as disciples of Jesus.  “Set your hands on the plow, and never look back“ (Luke 9:62):  Jesus highlights total commitment as the foundational requirement for following him. Even family…

June 23, 2019 – Corpus Christi

from the desk of Fr. Sinoj Pynadath HGN I.  Corpus Christi:  This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. It is a Feast that signifies three important aspects of the Blessed Sacrament: the sacrifice, the Sacrament and the Real Presence. This doctrinal feast gives us an…

June 16, 2019 -Trinity Sunday

I.  At the Heart of the Mystery of the Trinity is Relationship! The Trinity reveals to us who God is. The Holy Spirit (Sanctifier) is the bond of communion between the Father (Creator) and the Son (Jesus, Redeemer). The Trinity is THE model relationship for us. The whole impact of Revelation is this: “relationship” is what…

June 9, 2019 – The Feast of Pentecost

I.  The Spirit Breathes On You: In today’s Gospel of John, Jesus gives the gift of the Holy Spirit by “breathing” on the disciples. In the first and second readings we see the effects of the Spirit. In the first reading (Acts 2:1-11) and second reading (1 Corinthians 12: 3B-7,12-13), the apostles proclaim “the mighty…

June 2, 2019 – The Ascension of the Lord

I.  Welcome to Martin Ling, a Burmese seminarian, who just finished his second year of Theology at St. Meinrad, to our parish. Martin will be with us for 10 weeks during his summer internship, visiting the homebound, and hospitalized, helping with VBS, assisting with RCIA, Vespers on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm, sitting in on…

May 26, 2019 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

I.  A Day to Remember:  Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer season in the United States, while Labor Day (first Monday of September) marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries, participate in Mass, and attend memorials to honor those who have died in military service. Especially if you know a loved…

May 19, 2019 – 5th Sunday of Easter

I.  Welcome to Fr. Frank Ruff, a Glenmary priest who has service served us generously in our diocese for many years. Having retired a couple of years ago, Father Frank now serves as a sub, and is a “champion” for the Unbound organization that has served more than 600,000 children, youth and elderly in 18 developing…

May 12, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

I.  Call Your Mother!  Honoring the mother of your family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society cannot be crammed into one day. No physical item can repay your mother for all the love she’s sent your way, but Mother’s Day is still a good time to give Mom…