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  • 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THE EPIDEMIC OF GREED In today's Gospel, a large crowd is gathered around Jesus. Someone tries to get Jesus to settle a family dispute. He says, "Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me." Jesus declines and warns the people against greed saying, "Ta... [Read more]
  • 17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU Last year, while I was finishing up my last year in the seminary, one of the requirements to get our degree was to take a comprehensive exam. This exam covered all the material that we had learned in our classes over the course of the last four ... [Read more]
  • 16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Better Part The story of Jesus' visit with Martha and Mary is one of my favorite bible stories. I think because it's so easy to relate to Martha and Mary. Who hasn't experienced Martha's frustration and anxiety at some point or heard Jesus telling us to just be... [Read more]
  • 15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME TROUBLE LETTING GO Here we are just a few weeks into summer and while recently visiting a local craft store, I was stunned by the array of fall colors, artificial foliage, plastic pumpkins and yes even the beginnings of a Christmas display. All this meant only one ... [Read more]
  • THE NEW PASTOR MAKER The toddler is carrying his toy hammer across the room with a determined gait. His uncle asks "Kenny, what are you going to make?" The boy rolls his eyes as if his uncle isn't quite bright and says emphatically, "Noise!" Asking each other questions is the way we share and ... [Read more]
  • THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST As we celebrate the real presence of the Lord in the Eucharist, we believe in the transforming power of Christ’s love. The Eucharist in word and sacrament nourishes us as we grow in holiness and as we are empowered to share our time, talent and treasure. ... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Christ Be Our Light Follow our theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Light our Way The Risen Christ commissioned the disciples and therefore us, to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News! Part of ... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Christ Be Our Light Follow our theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Light our Way The Risen Christ commissioned the disciples and therefore us, to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News! Part of ... [Read more]
  • THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Christ Be Our Light Follow our theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Light our Way The Risen Christ commissioned the disciples and therefore us, to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News! Part of ... [Read more]
  • DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Christ Be Our Light Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Divine Mercy Sunday Devotion Jesus I Trust in You In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that devotions to Divine Mercy could be celebrated fro... [Read more]
  • PALM SUNDAY Christ Be Our Light: Week VII Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Palm Sunday 2019 Holy Week: Christ, Be Our Light! Our Holy Week is a journey from light to darkness to an everlasting light. During Lent we have examined and... [Read more]
  • FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT Christ Be Our Light: Week VI Follow our Lenten theme and review past reflections on our website www.stphilip.org Is That Better? Is that better? . . . is asked when one's chin is resting gently on a phoropter. A phoropter? Yes, a phoropter is the instrument used du... [Read more]