Matthew 13:24-43

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Francis F. Baiocchi

A preacher was walking down the street when he saw a former classmate, shabbily dressed, unshaven and clearly down on his luck. “What in t ...

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“Where have all the flowers gone…?”

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Rev. Robert Weiss

“Where have all the flowers gone…?” (Impromptu background and history – Pete Seeger) Zechariah in today’s first reading has a cle ...

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Matthew 16:13-19

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Fr. Francis F. Baiocchi

Let's use our imagination this morning. Let's imagine that we have been given the task of profiling suitable candidates to become disciples ...

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Bread of Life

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Rev. Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg

My grandmother, Annie, used to make bread in her small kitchen. She had five children and was very poor. She had to make sure she made enoug ...

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John 3:16-18

Trinity Sunday, Fr. Francis F. Baiocchi

A long, long time ago, the first Christian missionaries arrived in New Guinea. There, they found a cruel culture and savage people. Cannibal ...

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Glorify God at all Times

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Rev. Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg

What a difference a few days make. Usually change takes time and is hard work. Progress is not achieved quickly. A few weeks ago we had the ...

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John 14:15-21

6th Sunday Of Easter, Fr. Francis Baiocchi

There was a good religious woman who read the Bible every day. She especially treasured a verse from the prophet Isaiah which said "The lion ...

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Our Mother the Shepherd

4th Sunday Of Easter, Rev. Kathy Vandenberg

I read a true story about a child, six months old, who had an unexpected stroke. She was closely monitored for several weeks because her blo ...

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Luke 214:13-35

3rd Sunday Of Easter, Fr. Francis F. Baiocchi

Emmaus was a small town seven miles from Jerusalem. It was off the common trade routes so it was not a busy place. We don't know why these t ...

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