Matthew 16:13-20

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Francis F. Baiocchi

There was a woman who came to the United States for a lengthy visit with her family and relatives. She was having trouble with her eyesight, ...

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Dies Irae, Dies Illa, …

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Rev. Robert Weiss

Some of you may recall this hymn. Traditionally, it was sung at Requiem Masses, that is, for the dead , which are here no longer sung in Lat ...

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Loaves and Fishes

Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Rev. Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg

“Heed me, and you shall eat well, You shall delight in rich fare. Come to me heedfully, Listen, that you may have life. What wonderf ...

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How many roads must a man walk down?

Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Rev. Robert Weiss

(How many roads must a man walk down? Bob Dylan) 150 years ago, the horrendous Civil War was being waged. 100 years ago WW I began with d ...

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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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