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

A Word #174| First Sunday of Advent| December 3, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/30/17

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert!”

 

Hands down, Advent is still one my favorite liturgical seasons. Perhaps it’s those memories of when I was a child being all giddy as I waited for Christmas Day to come. There is just something about these days in ... Read More »

A Word #173| Christ the King| November 26, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/22/17

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

 

I suppose each of us can tell the difference between a good leader and a bad one. Individually, each of us can list the qualities and traits that ... Read More »

A Word #172| 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 19, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/16/17

“For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

 

Last Sunday, our pastoral team offered each of us an invitation. The invitation was not for a birthday party ... Read More »

A Word #171| 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 12, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/09/17

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

 

Being ready or prepared is a fact of life. There are countless situations in day to day life where it is a must to be prepared. Whether at home, school, or at work we must be ... Read More »

A Word #170| 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time| November 5, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 11/02/17

“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

 

Recently I went to see the film: Victoria and Abdul. If you haven’t already seen it, I strongly encourage you to do so! The movie is based ... Read More »