Hello faithful bulletin readers! I don’t know if I have ever said it but thank you! Thank you for taking the time to read these articles. It is a real honor to get to share with you and to walk this journey together. I hope the Lord has spoken to [...]

Principles of Conflict

Conflict. I think I speak for many of us when I say that there are days when we may suffer from conflict exhaustion.  Conflict is everywhere, it seems, these days. It may even be an appropriate theme for 2020. Sometimes, conflict may even be good for us. There are certainly [...]

Our Life In Christ

It all started with our baptism. There we were—precious, little infants, smiling and cute—completely unaware of what was happening to us. Grandma dabbed a tear from her eye and grandpa aimed the camera, as the water flowed over our head and the priest said, “I baptize you in the Name [...]

Feedback Loop

It is always times like these that drive us to overestimate the scope of our reach and importance. Online and in discussions—though principally online—we can all observe the poverty of interpersonal relationships and communication. It seems each of us have become convinced that our opinions are truth, and that, well, [...]

I will wait for the Lord.

Before I launch into my reflection on the readings for this Sunday, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all your love, support, and prayers over the past few months! On Friday, May 8, we welcomed Leo John into our family, and this is my first [...]

What Will Separate Us?

Romans, Chapter 8, is one of the “go to” chapters in scripture. It is rich with consoling words that seem to bring healing in times of grief, sickness, worry, or loss. In our second reading this weekend, we hear the question, “what will separate us from the love of Christ?” [...]

Seeking Understanding

In our first reading this weekend, God tells Solomon that he will be given whatever he asks for. Solomon asks only for an understanding heart. Solomon wants only to know God’s will, so that he may serve Him by serving God’s people. Solomon could be each and every one of [...]

Glitz and Glamour

Ours is a very commercialized society. So much of the stimulus we see in our media, television, sporting events, even performances of the fine arts are laden with images intended to enflame the desire for products or services that will improve our lives. From billboards to public transportation to the [...]

Finding God In Nature

One of our favorite family activities at the end of a busy day is to have dinner outside on our deck. Anne has done an amazing job of planting beautiful plants and flowers in pots on the deck. In addition to our natural beauty, we are blessed to have trees [...]

Reframing The Mass

The way we experience many moments in life, both the mundane and the exceptional, frames our response to them. Whether we perceive something as a “good time” or an unpleasant one likely has more to do with equal parts our own frame of mind and the tone of the those [...]