Reflections from Father Mark

Reflections from Father Mark

The Season of Lent 2020

Posted by Rev. Mark Watson on 2/12/20

On Wednesday, February 26 we will begin our celebration of Lent.  During Lent we will  turn to God through prayer, fasting, almsgiving and by turning from sin.  Lent offers us the opportunity to take stock of our lives, to turn from sin and to live in a new way.

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Vocations 2020

Posted by Rev. Mark Watson on 2/12/20

This Sunday we will reflect on how we hear the voice of the Lord within our lives and families.    God calls each of us to a vocation.  For most of us it will be marriage, for some priesthood or religious life, for some diaconate and for some the single life. 

If one of your children was to tell you that they wanted to become a priest or religious sister how would you ... Read More »

NEW HORIZONS - ADVENT: A SEASON OF VIGILANCE AND JOY

Posted by Rev. Mark Watson on 12/03/19

ADVENT

Over the weekend of Saturday November 30/Sunday, December 1 we will begin the Season of Advent.  The word Advent is derived from the Latin adventus which means “coming.”   Advent is a season of joyful expectation which prepares for the commemoration of the Incarnation which is celebrated during the ... Read More »

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 »

Coming Soon

Posted by Lori Mainiero on 10/28/19

Father Mark's weekly homilies will be posted on this blog starting the week of November 3.  You can also find homily reflections in the weekly bulletin. 

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