Giving Thanks All Year Long – 11.14.18 – Daily Mass

When we hear the Gospel of the ten lepers being healed, but only one giving thanks, we often think of it externally. We prefer to compare ourselves with others in terms of how much gratitude we have in comparison with our peers. Instead, maybe we should look within, and ask, why is it easy to have gratitude now close to Thanksgiving, what about the rest of the year? Shouldn’t we be grateful more that one out of twelve months?

 

Sacrifice & Freedom – 11.09.18 – All School Mass

Yesterday at our All School Mass, we had Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and Emergency Responders all present as we thanked them for their service to our country and community.

It was also the feast day of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

This homily was my attempt to tie the two occasions together through an understanding of sacrifice and freedom.

Origins of Sacred Scripture: Foundations of Faith Resources

42929581_1142448702598395_2499045971221020672_nAfter a week off in the Foundations of Faith adult education series. I am sorry for the delay in posting the readings for Monday, I have been playing catch up after my return from the beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni.

This week will be the most historical or concrete of the sessions until we get the weeks on Jesus and Mary. We will be examining the origins of Sacred Scripture, or in other terms, “Where does the Bible come from?”

This week’s readings come from a variety of sources from Sacred Scripture, the second century, all the way to Vatican II.

To review any of the previous weeks, check this hub.

Origins of Sacred Scripture (Click the link to download the .pdf)

See you Monday night at 6:30 in Kertz Hall

Faith & Science: Presentation Slides

I am so grateful for the amazing turnout we’ve had for both sessions of my new class, “Foundations of Faith,” there were after 97 the first night, we had 106 the second week. Of course even better than the numbers is the quality of questions and discussions I’m hearing from everyone attending.

For those that weren’t able to make it, or those who want to review, here are the PowerPoint presentation slides on “Faith & Science.” The readings can be found on this page. As the weeks go on, all resources (readings and slides) will be found at this hub.

Faith & Science: Presentation Slides