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

A Word #161| 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time| September 3, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 8/31/17

"Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised."

During my first with you here I recommended a book to several of you: "Where ... Read More »

A Word #160| 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time| August 27, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 8/24/17

"But who do you say that I am?"

It may come as a surprise to some of us if we asked those around us "who do you say that I am?" Those closest to us will probably have an accurate answer to this question and those who know little ... Read More »

A Word #159| 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time| August 20, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 8/17/17

Jesus' disciples came and asked him, "Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us."

On numerous occasions Pope Francis has admonished the Church on the sin of gossip. For example in 2014 the Pope said: "Gossip can also kill, because it kills the reputation of the person! ... Read More »

A Word #158| 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time| August 13, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 8/10/17

"Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, He came toward them walking on the sea."

Whoever has been boating or taken a cruise knows from experience that a ... Read More »

A Word #157| Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord| August 6, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 8/03/17

"Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves..."

Sometimes in the Church's Liturgical Calendar, Feasts of the Lord will fall on a Sunday in Ordinary Time. When that happens, the Feast takes precedence over the usual Sunday Mass in Ordinary ... Read More »