November 2019 archive of Reflections from Father Mark

November 2019 archive of Reflections from Father Mark

New Horizons: Perseverance and Hope

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 11/21/19

As we come to the end of the Church year the focus of our readings turns to the final coming of the Son of Man. Thus, today’s Gospel is an Apocalyptic. This type of literature uses graphic images to portray God’s future salvation. Apocalyptic was not written to inspire ... Read More »

Hope in the Resurrection - November 10, 2019

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 11/21/19

This Sunday we celebrate Stewardship Sunday. This Sunday offers us the opportunity to reflect on how God has given each of us time, talent and treasure in order to share our faith especially through this Church community.

HOPE IN THE RESURRECTION

I would like to begin by reflecting on ... Read More »

New Horizons: To Seek and Save the Lost

Posted by Rev. Mark Watson on 11/07/19

BOOK OF WISDOM

Last week’s first reading, taken from the Book of Sirach, was written 180 years before Jesus in Palestine.  Through the reading we reflected on the question, who is God?  The reading described a God who hears the cries of the poor and who quickly answers their cries.

Today’s first reading also helps us reflect on who God is.  This reading is taken from the Book of Wisdom, which was written in Alexandria, Egypt, about 100 years before the birth of Jesus.  This reading describes God as a God of majesty. We hear, “Indeed before you the whole universe is a  grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth (Wisdom ... Read More »

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