Easter V, May 6, 2018 - St. John 16:23b-30
Posted: Sunday, May 6th, 2018 (0 comments)
Ascension Day is almost here. It feels like Easter was only a couple weeks ago, but it’s the Fifth Sunday after Easter already! We’re about to celebrate our Lord’s Ascension into heaven. After He rose, He did not stay on earth with His disciples. Instead, on the 40th day He seated Himself on heaven’s throne. . . .
Ascension, May 10, 2018 - Acts 1:1-11, St. Mark 16:14-20
Posted: Friday, May 11th, 2018 (0 comments)
Today the whole Church rejoices. This is no normal Thursday. If it were you wouldn’t be here. This is a special day. It’s not every day somebody’s feet come off the ground and don’t touch back down. We can jump all day and only get worn out quickly and need to lie down and never take off for heaven. Yet on this day Jesus went up from His disciples and didn’t come back. . . .
Sunday after Ascension, May 13, 2018 - St. John 15:26-16:4
Posted: Sunday, May 13th, 2018 (0 comments)
We are in waiting. Today is a Sunday overshadowed by what surrounds it. Thursday was Ascension, the day the God-Man was crowned in heaven. Next Sunday is Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. Today looks back to Ascension yet looks ahead to Pentecost. Today was the day St. Matthias was elected to replace Judas as an Apostle. Today you hear how the ascended Lord still speaks to us: He speaks to us through the testimony of the Holy Spirit, the testimony of the Apostles, written in Sacred Scripture. . . .
Pentecost, May 20, 2018 - St. John 14:23-31
Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2018 (0 comments)
Lots can happen in 50 days. You can go from winter to summer weather. You can change jobs. You can move. You can go from very healthy to very sick. An economy can take a sharp turn for the better or the worse. You can go from the afterglow of high school graduation to the anxious preparation for freshman year of college. Lots can happen in 50 days. . . .
Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 - St. John 3:1-15
Posted: Sunday, May 27th, 2018 (0 comments)
“In the confession of the only true God we worship the Trinity in Person and the Unity in Substance, of Majesty coequal.” Worship. We use that word a lot. We talk about worshiping God. But do we really understand what this means? The word rolls off our tongues, we say we’re doing it, and we never actually think about what it means. What is the worship of God? How can you worship Him? . . .