Lent: Renew The Trajectory Of Life

With the Parish Mission at Holy Family parish in St. Petersburg now complete, I would like to share some of the insights I gained. First, I’m reminded once again of Jesus’ teaching that every time we take the opportunity to give of ourselves, whether in ministry or in relationships, we always receive Read more…

The Glory of the LORD

This Second Sunday of Lent we listen once again to the Gospel account of Jesus’ transfiguration.  As the Gospel acclamation was sung, and the deacon lifted the Book of the Gospels, I thought to myself: “We are fulfilling the command of God from the Gospel today.  This Gospel is Jesus, Read more…

The Beauty of a Chaste Life

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Lucy, a 4th century virgin and martyr. Her name means ‘light’, ‘luce‘. Today seems like a good day to discuss the beauty of chastity, and the great need for such sober and chaste living in our society today. Clearly, we live in a highly Read more…

Faith In Final Victory!

How we doing, Church?  Does it still feel like Easter Sunday?  If it does, good for you!  If it doesn’t, then lean on the cross for the victory and hope it holds.  I recall the words of an old Italian priest friend of mine while a seminarian in Rome.  When Read more…

Vocation: What’s Yours?

This week is National Vocations Awareness Week.  I have offered Masses this week asking that all people come to a deep realization of God’s love for them and how that love is experienced most profoundly in our relationship with Jesus Christ.  For me, this is the starting point of coming Read more…