Waiting and Hoping   Gospel Reflections for Pandemic Times  by Deacon Bill Frere
Saturday, March 7, 2020 seemed like a typical day. I    deaconed    the 5pm Mass at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and then ...
Third Sunday of Lent John 4 5-42 Barriers Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi When Jesus meets the woman at the well, He has e...
Monday     Third Week of Lent Gospel     Luke 4 24-30 Kill the Messenger  Fields of Galilee. Mt. Precipice In today   s Go...
Tuesday     Third Week of Lent Gospel     Matthew 18 21-35 How Many Times Must I Forgive  Wailing Wall, Jerusalem In today...
Wednesday     Third Week of Lent Gospel     Matthew 5 17-19 There are too many rules  Why do I have to obey them  Sunrise,...
Thursday     Feast of St. Joseph Gospel     Luke 2 41-51 Faith in Action Shepherds Cave Outside Bethlehem We celebrate tod...
Friday     Third Week of Lent Gospel     Mark 12 28-34 Who is My Neighbor Walking the Via Dolorosa It   s a very familiar ...
Saturday     Third Week of Lent Gospel     Luke 18 9-14 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Praying in the Church of the Ho...
Fourth Sunday of Lent Gospel     John 9 1-41 I   m not blind  You   re blind  Rainbow at the Jordan River Jesus restores s...
Monday     Fourth Week of Lent Gospel     John 4 43-54 Cure of the Royal Official   s Son Altar Over Jesus    tomb An offi...
Tuesday     Fourth Week of Lent Gospel     John 5 1-16 Cure of the Sick Man On the Shores of Sea of Galilee The man in tod...
Wednesday     Feast of the Annunciation Gospel     Luke 1 26-38 Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary Church of the Annunciation i...
Thursday     Fourth Week of Lent Gospel     John 5 31-47 Words and Works Boat Chapel, Magdala Jesus tells the crowds that ...
Friday     Fourth Week of Lent Gospel     John 7 1-2, 10, 25-30 Do We Know God  Chapel of Tears, Jerusalem The people are ...
Saturday     Fourth Week of Lent Gospel     John 7 40-58 Go Home  Mount of the Beatitudes All the people could do in today...
Sunday     Fifth Sunday in Lent Gospel     John 11 1-45 Raising of Lazarus from the Dead Entrance to Jesus    Tomb Jesus  ...
Monday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel - John 8 1-11 Woman caught in Adultery  expecting the worst  Garden of Gethsemane Mak...
Tuesday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel     John 8 21-30 Jesus Predicts His Death on the Cross Altar Over the Site of the Cr...
Wednesday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel - John 8 31-42 Jesus Continues to Confront the Pharisees Anointing Stone in Church...
Thursday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel     John 8 51-59 Kill the Messenger  Holy Sepulchre from Above Let   s face it, nob...
Friday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel     John 10 31-42 Taking a Break On the Banks of the Jordan River For Jesus, another ...
Saturday     Fifth Week in Lent Gospel     John 11 45-56 Can   t We All Just Get Along  Chapel at Mount of Beatitudes Let ...
Palm Sunday Gospel     Matthew 21 1-11 A Welcome Sight  When I was little and growing up in the country in Southern Maryla...
Monday of Holy Week Gospel - John 12 1-11 We Gather Together Adoration Chapel in Church of Holy Sepulchre There is a lot g...
Tuesday of Holy Week Gospel     John 13 21-33, 36-38 A Web of Betrayal Peter   s Denial     Church of St. Peter Gallicantu...
Wednesday of Holy Week Gospel     Matthew 26 14-25 A Day of Preparation The Cenacle Room Where Jesus Celebrated the Last S...
Holy Thursday Gospel     John 13 1-15 Celebration of the Last Supper Mass on Mount Carmel Growing up, we always had a lot ...
We all know this is a most unusual Holy Thursday, we know that our Easter dinner will be different this year. There will b...
Good Friday Gospel     John 18 1     19 42 The Sign of the Cross Anointing Stone     Church of Holy Sepulchre What was the...
and a long path to Golgotha carrying a cross of at least 50 pounds, He was nailed to a cross and died a horrible, shameful...
Holy Saturday Gospel     Mark 16 1-7 Waiting and Hoping Entrance to Jesus    Tomb Today is Holy Saturday, one day after Je...
But they say that, in Wuhan, China, after so many years of noise, you can hear the birds sing again. They say that, after ...
Easter Sunday Gospel     John 20 1-9 Alleluia Moment  Church of the Transfiguration     Mt. Tabor Alleluia   It is a word ...
We all know what it   s like to be separated from friends and family, from the ones we love, especially NOW, but we have t...
Easter Monday Gospel     Matthew 28 8-15 A Question of Faith  Jesus in Magdala Jesus is Risen  Yesterday   s story continu...
Easter Tuesday Gospel     John 20 11-18 Share and Share Alike Mass in Cave at Gethsemane Remember when you were little and...
Easter Wednesday Gospel     Luke 24 13-35 Walking with Jesus I spent all of my high school life and part of college living...
Easter Thursday Gospel     Luke 24 35-48 Shock and Awe Church of Dormition, Jerusalem The Apostles in today   s Gospel see...
Easter Friday Gospel     John 21 1-14 Sitting around the Campfire Please forgive my sense of humor today but, in a differe...
Easter Saturday Gospel     Mark 16 9-15 Snap Out of It Synagogue Church in Nazareth A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a...
Jesus almost seems a bit frustrated with His disciples in today   s Gospel, a lot like God in the story. He appears to Mar...
Second Sunday of Easter Gospel     John 20 19-31 No Doubt, Seeing is Believing Peter   s Rock A man went to a barber shop ...
   Exactly    - affirmed the client.    That   s the point. God does exist. What happens is people don   t go to Him and d...
Monday - Second Week of Easter Gospel     John 3 1-8 I   ve Got a Secret Waters at Caesarea Philippi Today   s Gospel focu...
Tuesday - Second Week of Easter Gospel     John 3 7b-15 Blowing in the Wind Gethsemane Mass The wind was really blowing la...
Wednesday - Second Week of Easter Gospel     John 3 16-21 In Pursuit  Raising Jairus    Daughter If you   ve ever seen a p...
Thursday - Second Week of Easter Gospel     John 3 31-36 Short and Sweet Stone in Garden of Gethsemane    Whoever believes...
Friday - Second Week of Easter Gospel     John 6 1-15 A Familiar Rhythm If you look closely at today   s picture, you will...
Saturday Feast of St. Mark Gospel    Mark 16 15-20 You   re Hired  Chapel of the Ascension We take a brief pause today dur...
Third Sunday of Easter Gospel     Luke 24 35-48 You Be Jesus  Mass at Gethsemane We have heard this Gospel before and rece...
Monday - Third Week of Easter Gospel     John 6 22-29 Persistence  Synagogue in Capernaum We pick up the story from last F...
Tuesday - Third Week of Easter Gospel     John 6 30-35 Knead to Know Well, so much for yesterday   s budding faith that th...
Wednesday - Third Week of Easter Gospel     John 6 35-40 Spiritual Hunger Open Market in Jerusalem If we are really honest...
Thursday - Third Week of Easter Gospel John 6 44-51 Bread     The Staff of Life Mass in the Cave at Bethlehem Bread  Simpl...
Friday     Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Gospel    Matthew 13 54-58 A Man of Action St. Joseph   s Church, Nazareth Back ...
Saturday     Third Week of Easter Gospel    John 6 60-69 You Can   t Handle the Truth Capernaum on Sea of Galilee We have ...
Fourth Sunday of Easter Gospel    John 10 1-10 Mary Had a Little Lamb Mary had a little lamb... you know the rest. We hear...
Monday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 10 11-18 A Member of the Flock Walking the Via Dolorosa How are we follow...
Tuesday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 10 22-30 Are You Listening  On the Shores of the Mediterranean Sea     T...
Wednesday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 12 44-50 There   s a Light on in the Hallway When our daughter was lit...
Thursday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 13 16-20 Sharing the Journey On the Shores of the Sea of Galilee We hav...
Friday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 14 1-6 I Don   t Need No Stinking Map A Commune in Galilee Wow, talk abou...
Saturday     Fourth Week of Easter Gospel     John 14 7-14 I Just Don   t Understand Church of St. Catherine, Nazareth We ...
Fifth Sunday of Easter Gospel     John 14 1-12 The Carrot, the Egg and the Coffee Beans There was a young woman who was ha...
Monday     Fifth Week of Easter Gospel     John 14 21-26 It   s Not That Simple Church of St. Peter Primacy, Sea of Galile...
Tuesday     Fifth Week of Easter Gospel     John 14 27-31 Peace be with You Nazareth I think most of us would agree that, ...
Wednesday     Fifth Week of Easter Gospel     John 15 1-8 Connections  Garden of Olives, Gethsemane I guess today   s Gosp...
Thursday     St. Matthias, Apostle Gospel     John 15 9-17 A Roll of the Dice Anointing Stone, Church of Holy Sepulchre We...
Friday     Fifth Week of Easter Gospel     John 15 12-17 You Got a Friend in Me Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem If i...
Saturday     Fifth Week of Easter Gospel     John 15 18-21 It Ain   t Easy Being Green, I Mean Christian Church of Peter  ...
Sixth Sunday of Easter Gospel     John 14 15-21 Family Connections Deacon Ordination May 17, 2015 As I read over today   s...
love between parent and child. And He promises us that He will never abandon us  He will always be there to love us, to gu...
Monday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 15 26     16 4 This is Gonna Hurt Storms over Mt. Carmel Nobody likes going ...
Tuesday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 16 5-11 Grieving They   ve been with Him for three years. Traveled from tow...
Wednesday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 16 12-15 The Spirit of Truth Sea of Galilee In today   s Gospel, Jesus pr...
Thursday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 16 16-20 This is Gonna Hurt     Part Two Gethsemane Grotto Your little chi...
Friday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 16 20 - 23 I   ve Got Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart Outside the Old City of...
Saturday - Sixth Week of Easter Gospel     John 16 23-28 I   ve Got a Better Idea Rosary Procession, Nazareth Jesus contin...
Sunday     Feast of the Ascension Gospel     Matthew 28 16-20 A Good Kick in the Pants Chapel of the Ascension, Jerusalem ...
It takes two angels to appear and knock some sense into them. Why are you just standing around looking up into the sky. Je...
Monday     Seventh Week of Easter Gospel     Matthew 28 29-33 A Time to Pause and Remember Church of Holy Sepulchre, Jerus...
Tuesday     7th Week of Easter Gospel     John 17 1-11 Time   s Up  Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem In yesterday   s Gospel re...
Wednesday     Seventh Week of Easter Gospel     John 17 11-19 We Are The World Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem Jesus    words in t...
Thursday     Seventh Week of Easter Gospel     John 17 20-26 Can   t We All Just Get Along  Renewing Baptismal Vows, Jorda...
Friday     Seventh Week of Easter Gospel     John 21 15-19 Reconciliation Three-Peat Peter the Rock, Tabgha As Jesus appea...
Saturday     Seventh Week of Easter Gospel     John 21 20-25 Me  Me  Me  Salads, Jerusalem style  Two pieces of pie left o...
Sunday     Feast of Pentecost Gospel - John 20 19-23 Acts of Apostles 2 1-11 What energizes you  Your job, your family, a ...
Monday     Feast of Mary Mother of the Church Gospel     John 19 25-34 Help Me, Mom  Church of St. Joseph, Nazareth I can ...
Tuesday     Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Mark 12 13-17 We are All in the Same Boat  Sea of Galilee Hypocrites  T...
Wednesday     Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Mark 12 18-27 One Bride for Seven Brothers  Ruins in Magdala Hypocris...
Thursday     Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Mark 12 28-34 Love is the Answer, and the Question Chapel at Cana Fina...
Friday     Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Mark 12 35-37 Scratching My Head  Street Scene, Bethlehem You ever have ...
Saturday     Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Mark 12 38-44 The    Gift    of Life Praying at the Wailing Wall  the ...
Sunday     Feast of the Most Holy Trinity Gospel     John 3 16-18 God Above, Beside, Within Us Sunrise  Today we celebrate...
God the Son walking beside us. Later in life, when my grandmother passed away and I saw my Dad cry for the very first time...
Monday     Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5 1-12 Go Tell it on the Mountain This is an all too familiar Go...
Tuesday     Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5 13-19 Let   s Get Cooking  Spice Shop in Jerusalem Ginger and...
Wednesday     Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5 17-19 Coming Down the Mountain Mountains Outside Nazareth A...
Thursday     St. Barnabas, Apostle Gospel     Matthew 5 20-26 Ch- Ch- Ch- Changes  Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem Remem...
Friday     Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5  27-32 Stuck  Renewing Marriage Vows, Chapel at Cana Today   s...
Saturday     Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5  33-37 Yes or No  St. Peter in Gallicantu  Cock Crowing  Chu...
Sunday     Feast of Corpus Christi Gospel     John 6 51-58 It   s the Real Thing  Mass at Bethlehem My watch stopped worki...
God created all life, human and animal and plants. He created the wheat in the field and the grapes on the vine. And He gi...
Monday     Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5 38-42 Hit Me, Baby, One More Time Walking the Via Dolorosa,...
Tuesday     Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 5 43-48 Enemy Mine  Synagogue in Capernaum Who   s your bigg...
Wednesday     Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 6 1-6, 16-18 It   s Not Just for Lent Anymore  If today   ...
Thursday     Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 6 7-15 It   s All in the Name Dad  Ever notice how a name, ...
Friday     Solemnity of Sacred Heart of Jesus Gospel     Matthew 11 25-30 Out of the Mouths of Babies Walking the Streets ...
Saturday     Memorial of Immaculate Heart of Mary Gospel     Luke 2 41-51 A Journey of Faith Church of St. Joseph, Nazaret...
Sunday     Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 26-33 Scary Thoughts  Masada, Judean Desert I have a ques...
I was being punished  But when the next scary scene happened and I cringed in fear, my dad took his hat and simply covered...
Monday     Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 7 1-5 Dirty Laundry Along the Jordan River I know I have used ...
Tuesday     Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 7 6, 12-14 It Ain   t Easy Being      .Christian Door of Humi...
Wednesday     Nativity of St. John the Baptist Gospel     Luke 1 57-66, 80 We Are Called... Jordan River We are called... ...
Thursday     Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 7 21-29 Walking the Walk Entrance to Church of Holy Sepulchr...
Friday     12th Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 8 1-4 Father Knows Best Chapel at Mt. Tabor At some point in our ...
Saturday     Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 8 5-17 Words, Words, Words Nazareth Synagogue Words  They ca...
Sunday     Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 37-42 The Cost Rewards of Discipleship I   m holding i...
Monday     Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul Gospel     Matthew 16 13-19 Who are You  Who are you  No, I don   t mean the theme...
Tuesday     Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 8 23-27 The Storm Inside Stormy Night, Tel Aviv Ever been ...
Wednesday     Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 8 28-34 The Demons Inside Storms over Mount Carmel We ar...
Thursday     Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 9 1-8 A Helping Hand Magdala Chapel We are all hurting th...
Friday     Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle Gospel     John 20  24-29 No Doubt  The Upper Room, Jerusalem Throughout our lives...
Saturday     Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 9 14-17 Celebrate  Irish Singers at the Jaffa Gate The Ph...
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 11 25-30 The    Little Ones    Open Market, Jerusalem There   s a st...
But perhaps this phrase has a much broader meaning  What about all the people that society calls    little        the unim...
Monday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 9 18-26 Touchy  Touchy  Raising of Jairus    Daughter, Magd...
Tuesday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 9 32-38 I Am Tired  Site of Nativity, Bethlehem Are you ti...
Wednesday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 1-7 You   re On the List  St. Peter   s House, Capern...
Thursday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 7-15 Marching Orders  Rosary Procession, Nazareth Year...
Friday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 16-23 This is Gonna Hurt     A Lot   Garden of Gethseman...
Saturday     Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 24-33 Don   t Worry, Be Happy Mass at Gethsemane We ha...
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 1-23 Spread the Word The Fields of Galilee Most of you know I have...
Often we reflect on what type of soil we are     how open are we to the Word  Do we hear it and follow it for just a while...
Monday - Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 10 34     11 1 Been There  But Have I Done That  Praying in th...
Tuesday     Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Gospel     Matthew 25  1-13 Stay Awake  Be Prepared  St. Kateri National Shrine...
For example, knowledge is knowing that zucchini is a fruit, a berry, not a vegetable  Wisdom is NOT putting it into a FRUI...
Wednesday     Feast of St. Bonaventure Gospel     Matthew 11 25-27 God Bless the Child  in all of us  Walking along a Coun...
Thursday - Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 11 28-30 Share the Load  Sharing a Moment We all have our bu...
Friday - Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 12 1-8 Saints and Sinners Celebrating Mass at Capernaum Have y...
Saturday - Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 12 14-21 No Rest for the Weary On the Shores of the Sea of G...
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 24-30 Be Patient, My Child Tied Up in Knots  Many years ago, I rem...
But maybe there is something else going on, something more than just a lesson on Judgement Day, something more than just p...
Monday - Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 12 38-42 What   s Your Sign  Sign, Mount of the Beatitudes In ...
Tuesday - Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 12 46-50 They Ain   t Heavy, They   re My Brothers  Sisters  ...
Wednesday     Feast of St. Mary Magdalene Gospel     John 20 1-2, 11-18 A Rollercoaster of Emotions Town of Magdala Just a...
Thursday - Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 10-17 Let Me Tell You a Story  My very first semester of ...
Friday - Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 18-23 The Sower   The Seed     Part II Starved Rock Yes, I ...
Saturday     Feast of St. James, Apostle Gospel     Matthew 20 20-28 Sons of Thunder Synagogue Church, Nazareth Years ago ...
Sunday     Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 44-52 Greatest Treasure     Greatest Joy View of Mt. ...
Greatest Treasure  It   s the same theme we hear in a couple of parables in today   s Gospel. So let   s focus on the firs...
Monday     Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 31-35 With Great Abandon  Making Bread  You see this do...
Tuesday     Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 36-43 A Wise Man Once Said... Church of St. Peter   s ...
Wednesday     Feast of St. Martha Gospel     John 11 19-27, Luke 10 38-42 Family Matters We celebrate today the Feast of S...
Thursday     Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 13 47-53 Gone Fishin  Jesus Boat, Capernaum So, after ma...
Friday     Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola Gospel     Matthew 13 54-58 Going Home Synagogue in Nazareth A father passing b...
We can only imagine the    homecoming    that awaits Joshua when he finally comes home  I   m guessing we all have had a m...
Saturday     Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 14 1-12 Gotcha  Old City of Jerusalem Remember when you ...
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 14 13-21 Food for the Soul Machaneh Yehuda Open Market, Jerusalem I ...
wanted to give Jesus a quick listen, to hear this new preacher, and then go on with their day  What if His words touched t...
Monday - Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 14 22-36 Give It A Rest Sunrise We will hear today   s Gospel...
Tuesday     Feast of St. John Vianney Gospel     Matthew 14 22-36 or 15 1-14 or 9 35     10 1 A Simple Soul, A Simple Fait...
Wednesday     Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 15 21-28 But She Persisted  A woman comes up to Jesus, t...
Thursday     Feast of the Transfiguration Gospel     Matthew 17 1-9 Climbing the Mountain Church of the Transfiguration, M...
Friday     Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 16 24-28 Now Comes the Hard Part Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem Li...
Saturday     Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 17 14-20 Have a Little Faith In Me Rainbow, Jordan River ...
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 14 22-33 The Sea Was Angry, My Friend The Sea of Galilee I   m holdi...
And yet I can   t help wondering     what was Peter thinking  Why in the world did he jump out of the boat  He is a fisher...
Monday     Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr Gospel     John 12 24-26 Service with a Smile Amphitheater, Caesarea M...
Tuesday     Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 18 1-5, 10, 12-14 A Child-like Wonder Easter Egg Hunt One ...
Wednesday     Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 18 15-20 Houston, We Have a Problem Remember that pool p...
Thursday     Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 18 21     19 1 Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice Sunset in Gali...
Friday     Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 19 3-12 In Good Times and In Bad... A month ago our TV stop...
Saturday     Feast of the Assumption of Mary Gospel     Luke 1  39 56 Joy, Joy, Joy Remember that Christmas when you were ...
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 15 21-28 But She Persisted  Caesarea Philippi As many of you know, Gi...
But she doesn   t just have faith  she has faith in the face of adversity  In the culture she is living in, she literally ...
Monday - Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 19 16-22 Let It Go   Overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem Per...
The rich young man in today   s Gospel is also stuck. He knows what he has to do to become a follower of Jesus. Another ve...
Tuesday - Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 19 23-30 Let It Go     Part II Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem Today is...
Wednesday - Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 20 1-16 It   s Not Fair Working in the Fields, Israel There...
Thursday - Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 22 1-14 Dress Code Years ago I remember going to a business ...
Friday - Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 22 34-40 He Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah Mass at Magdala I admi...
Saturday     Queenship of Mary Gospel     Matthew 23 1-12 Walking the Walk Palm Sunday Road, Jerusalem You can talk the ta...
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16 21-27 The Key to Success The Door Entrance to Church of Holy Sepulchre I d...
The holiest Christian site in Jerusalem is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the place of Jesus    death, burial and resur...
Monday     Feast of St. Bartholomew John 1  45-51 The Journey of Faith I don   t know about you but I am not a fan of walk...
Tuesday     Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 23 23-26 Rotten on the Inside Perhaps one of the only good things t...
Wednesday     Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 23 27-32 Whitewashed Tombs Ancient Cemetery Outside Jerusalem The...
Thursday     Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 24 4-51 Ready  Set  Go  Remember that first day of school when we ...
Friday     Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 25 1-13 Tough Love Church of Holy Sepulchre Anybody have one of thos...
Saturday     Beheading of John the Baptist Matthew 6 17-29 Don   t Lose Your Head Masada, Herod the Great   s Fortress nea...
Sunday     Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 16 21-27 Taking the Easy Road Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem A King was ...
even though it was difficult and uncomfortable. All the others chose to take the easy road     no worries, no responsibili...
Monday     Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4 16-30 A Rush to Judgement Ever had that experience of running into a...
Tuesday     Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4 31-37 I Know You  Synagogue in Capernaum With 40 years of teaching ...
Wednesday     Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 4 38-44 A  Luke Warm Reception Ruins of Peter   s House, Capernaum ...
Thursday - Feast of St. Gregory the Great Luke 5 1-11 Waiting for that Lightning Bolt How many times have you walked away ...
Friday     Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 5  33-39 The Times They Are A-Changin    Six months  Six whole months ...
Saturday     Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time Luke 6 1-5 Have A Little Heart  Fields of Plenty, near Gaza Strip Have yo...
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 18 15-20 Grudge Works Wailing Wall, Jerusalem Remember that pool p...
First, quit gossiping and complaining to others  The issue is between the two of you  so go directly to that person and sp...
Monday - Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 6 6-11 Timing Is Everything  Falafel Time, Jerusalem Ever get ...
Tuesday     Nativity of Our Blessed Mother Gospel     Matthew 1 1-16, 18-23 Mom Time Mary   s Home, Nazareth Just last wee...
Wednesday     Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 6 20-26 Leaping for Joy Have you ever had a moment when y...
Thursday     Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 6 27-38 Keep It Simple  Taking a Walk I remember as a youn...
Friday     Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 6 39-42 Humble Pie  Lighting a Candle, Church of Holy Sepulc...
We cannot spend our lives pointing out everyone else   s faults and not see the same faults in ourselves. We cannot spend ...
Saturday     Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 6 43-49 Shaky Ground Storms over Mt. Carmel An elderly car...
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 18 21-35 Forgiveness     I Am So Sorry Site of Peter   s Denial, ...
looking for a way to limit the number of times he has to forgive someone and Jesus is not giving in. Earlier in the Gospel...
Monday     Exaltation of the Cross Gospel     John 3 13-17 The Sign of the Cross Golgotha, Church of the Holy Sepulchre Wh...
Shoulders     we have all been filled with the Holy Spirit in Baptism and especially in Confirmation where we are given th...
Tuesday     Our Lady of Sorrows Gospel     Luke 2 33-35. John 19 25-27 Choices Mary, Church of Dormition If I ever had the...
Wednesday     Saints Cornelius   Cyprian Gospel     Luke 7 31-35 My Way or the Highway Walking in Caesarea Philippi We bou...
Thursday Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 7 36-50 Hospitality 101 Early last year Ginger   s parents de...
Friday Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 8 1-3 A Dignified Approach Magdala, Home of Mary Madgalene So a...
Saturday Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 8- 4-15 Spreading the Word Fruits of the Harvest, Jerusalem I...
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel     Matthew 20 1-16 It   s Not Fair The Fields of Galilee A mother was prepari...
So consider that this is a parable NOT about human justice, but really about God   s unlimited generosity. The laborers ge...
Monday     Feast of St. Matthew the Apostle Gospel     Matthew 9 9-13 Hospitality Part Two Fruits of the Harvest, Jerusale...
Tuesday     Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel     Luke 8 19-21 Family Time St. Kateri Center, Chicago We paid our ...