Browsing the January 2017 archive of A Word From Fr. John

A Word #130 | Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 29, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/25/17

A Word #130

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29, 2017

 “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying…”

 Several months ago I subscribed to an online service that delivers fresh ... Read More »

A Word #129 | Third Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 22, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 1/18/17

Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." At once they left their nets and followed him.

 On several occasions I have been asked: why would anyone want to become a priest? I often think: why would anyone NOT want to be ... Read More »

A Word #128 | Second Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 15, 2017

Posted by Diana Wuertz on 1/12/17

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”

 These words of St. John the Baptist should be quite familiar to all of us. We hear them at every Holy Mass when the priest-celebrant elevates ... Read More »

A Word #127 | The Epiphany of the Lord | January 8, 2016

Posted by John Marshall on 1/07/17

 

 "They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother."

 Imagine a world without signs. It almost seems apocalyptic to even envision what life would be like without signs. Without such signs as "stop" or "one-way" driving would be ... Read More »

A Word #126 | Mary, Mother of God | January 1, 2017

Posted by John Marshall on 1/07/17

  "And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart."  Abundant blessings to one and all as we begin this new year. Typically the beginning of a new year is associated with a variety of emotions. First, there are some who are relieved that 2016 is ... Read More »

A Word #125 | Mass of Christmas | December 25, 2016

Posted by John Marshall on 1/07/17

“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…”

 

Today we have been given the greatest gift of all. Unlike any other gift, this gift will never fade, outgrow us, go out of style, or even break. It is a gift that can be forgotten ... Read More »

A Word #124 | Fourth Sunday of Advent | December 18, 2016

Posted by John Marshall on 1/07/17

Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived ... Read More »