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Dear Friends,

In the midst of the hustle and bustle and joy preparing for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Diwali or Winter Solstice)  our hearts are drawn to the refugees at the borders, to those suffering from war or weather around

Dear Friends,

The theme of this Second Sunday of Advent is Prepare the Way for our God!   Traditional Catholic teaching says that the Messiah will come again.  Jesus says that no one knows the day or the hour.  Some scripture scholars

Dear Friends,

Whose shoulders do you stand on?  Every November as we celebrate the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls Days, it is a fitting time for us to remember the dear ones who have helped us to become who we are.  Naturally, I (Ron) cherish my parents and was inspired by their going to Mass every morning and praying the family

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we will celebrate our Thanksgiving together.  We hear themes of “Counting our blessings” or as Oprah would say, “An attitude of gratitude.”  One of my favorite books of prayers

This Sunday’s Gospel is one of my (Ron’s) favorites—the story of Bartimaeus, the blind man.  It is full of human pathos.  The blind man is sitting by the roadside, he hears all this commotion, asks what is happening, is told Jesus is passing by.