This Sunday’s Gospel: June 7, 2020

John 3:16-18 God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in him might not perishbut might have eternal life.For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,but that the world might be saved through him.Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,but whoeverContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: June 7, 2020”

Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection

The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” Matthew 21:9 We chant “hosanna” every time we got to Mass, but what does it mean? “Hosanna” is a Hebrew exclamationContinue reading “Hosanna: A Palm Sunday Reflection”

Why I Always Receive the Eucharist on My Tongue

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. John 6:54-55 A few months ago, I read this article about why Catholics should receive the Eucharist on the tongue and not inContinue reading “Why I Always Receive the Eucharist on My Tongue”

1st Sunday of Advent

Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 I used to think of Advent as just the liturgical season before Christmas. I would wish Advent away and anticipate Christmas day. Now I understand Advent as not just a period of waiting, but of preparation. As IContinue reading “1st Sunday of Advent”