Reflections

Does God Care About “Self-Care”?

Posted on August 31, 2021
Do you prioritize self-care like it’s urgent and important? Or are the people you love only getting the most burnt-out version of you? You know, your basic needs are a priority to God—they need to be a priority to YOU, [read more...]

Deacon’s Beacon: Answering Jesus’ Call

Posted on August 24, 2021
Answering Jesus’ Call In the early stages of the parish revitalization program (“To teach who Christ is”) one of the questions asked of the participants was – “Is your parish a “Maintenance Church” or a “Missionary Church”? I thought – [read more...]

Undefeated: The Man in the Arena

Posted on August 24, 2021
UNDEFEATED – THE MAN IN THE ARENA: “We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of [read more...]

Greatest Commandment?

Posted on August 20, 2021
The Pharisees tested Jesus with the following question: “Which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus masterfully replied by distilling the Ten Commandments (not to mention the countless pages of doctrine, rules and regulations man has subsequently created through [read more...]

Reflection: The God of Choices

Posted on August 17, 2021
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.” If you have ever read a book [read more...]

Reflection: Believing and Rejoicing

Posted on August 10, 2021
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary One of the most poignant moments in John’s Gospel comes from the meeting between Jesus and Thomas the Apostle after the Resurrection. “Doubting Thomas” refused to accept the truth of Jesus’ [read more...]

“Cut it the Hell Out”

Posted on August 9, 2021
Father Mark Augustine celebrated the 11:30 Mass on August 8 and delivered, what may be, his final OLW Homily (at least for a while, as he leaves for Canada next week to continue his Canon Law training).  His parting message [read more...]

Reflection: Drawn by the Father

Posted on August 3, 2021
“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him.” How has God drawn you to faith in Jesus and how have you responded? If you had been alive when Jesus walked the earth, would you [read more...]