Christ at Mass Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent (2019)

The season of Advent is about hope in the midst of despair (we need to remember that repentance for our sins during Penance leads to forgiveness from God). It renews a sense of purpose and commitment in the midst of turmoil (are you giving to the poor during the busy …

Mass Reflection for the First Sunday of Advent (2019)

Happy New Year!  The first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the new liturgical year for Catholics.  The liturgical year is a teaching tool (technical term; catechetical) to help us understand God’s action in human history.  The four weeks of Advent actually represent the whole of human history before …

Sunday Mass Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King (November 24th, 2019)

As Christians, we acknowledge Christ as King of the universe.  What is a king?  We live in a culture, thankfully, that values democracy.  The legendary concept of a king is someone who is all-powerful.  Christ certainly fits that description.  The universe came into being through God’s divine Word, the eternal …