Monthly archives:January 2016

  • The Jubilee Year of Mercy During the next few weeks this column will print, as an ongoing series in sections, our Bishop’s Pastoral Letter: “The Jubilee of Mercy and the Promise of Christ.” Pope Francis began the Year of Mercy on December 8, 2015.  These reflections are preparation for our paris... [Read more]
  • Wedding at Cana – The Time is Now The wedding at Cana was the first public miracle of Jesus and was initiated by his mother, Mary.  Mary’s direct trust in Jesus and Jesus’ sensitivity to the needs of others was a miraculous combination. The following is a reflection by Rosemary Haughton, (The Pa... [Read more]
  • The Baptism of the Lord “You are my beloved child; with you I am well pleased” - Luke 3:22 In today’s Gospel God celebrates with delight in Jesus who begins his public mission. God delights in us as sons and daughters, a privilege that we receive through our Baptism. St. Catherine of Sie... [Read more]
  • The Epiphany of the Lord The New Year “Mary reflected in her heart.” - Luke 2:20 Tick, Tock, God is Near One of the most significant inventions of all time is the mechanical clock. To be sure, there were sand clocks and water clocks and sun clocks and candle clocks for many millennia, but with ... [Read more]