The Lord is My Shepherd


The Last Thing

During these final days of the Church year, our readings focus on the four last things: heaven, hell, death and judgement. We are reminded that “we know not the day nor the hour” and we can certainly see the truth of this in our everyday lives. The Church’s intention in [...]

Receiving the Spirit

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” Oof. As one who works with youth, anytime the Lord speaks of the little ones [...]

Everyday Disciples

Jesus chose ordinary people, just like you and me, to be his disciples. He built his Church, not through a well-funded advertising campaign, but through touching interpersonal encounters, public miracles and teaching and preaching to the people. You and I are “everyday disciples,” and we don’t even know it! But [...]

Jesus, The Light Of The World

My dear friends, As we seek to understand together the great gift and blessings of knowing Christ, of following Christ, today’s Gospel offers us another reason to be so deeply grateful for being one of His disciples. Jesus states it very simply and clearly: “I am the light of the [...]

Reflection From our Deacon Tim

Today we celebrate Pentecost, the powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. We celebrate what is really the birthday of the Church. God sent the Holy Spirit, the breath of God, to enliven and embolden the flock who would lead, guide and shape the Church on earth. While [...]

Marian Devotion

My dear friends, In keeping with the month of May, I thought it may be helpful to reflect together on the role of Mary in our Christian life. How important it is for us to know our faith with regard to Mary, for our protestant brothers and sisters are very [...]

Thank God for Guilt

As we continue in this Lenten season and reflect on our faith in this Year of Mercy, I would like to offer this article about guilt. What is guilt? What role does it play in our lives? What is the difference between shame and guilt? Let’s take a simple scenario. [...]

Meet Deacon Tim, Part IV

In this last article I would like to talk about the role of the deacon in our Catholic Church. What is a deacon? What do deacons do and not do? Why does our parish have a deacon? The deacon is at the first level of ordained ministry. Every priest, bishop, [...]