“Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven…” Matthew 5:12 An elderly woman who had been given only months to live met with her priest to make plans for her funeral. With dignity and grace, she calmly and happily discussed her favorite hymns and the scriptures she would like in the service,…Details
In this homily mixed with personal stories and gospel lessons, Fr. Michael teaches us how to confront and work out our problems using the exact methods that Jesus taught His disciples.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 No matter our scientific background, most of us watched with wide-eyed horror at the spread of Covid 19 through our communities, our country, our entire world beginning in the late winter…Details
Sharing a guided meditation from the virtual retreat of the same name at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Fr. Michael explores what it means to be a chosen one of God. Click the thumbnail below to listen. You can also listen to today’s meditation via our Bandcamp album. With the Bandcamp version, you can subscribe and…Details
Mary, Jesus’ mother, John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, and Mary Magdalene stood as faithful witnesses to Jesus at the foot of the cross. Where do you stand?
“…Jesus replied… ‘Whoever has seen me has seen the Father…Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not spoken of myself; it is the Father who lives in me accomplishing his works.’” John 14:9-11 It had been a long flight already when…Details
Jesus asks the disciples, “…Who do you say that I am?” and Peter answers, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Even though Peter answered this question 2,000 years ago and the faith has been passed down for centuries, we must each answer this question if we are to make faith in…Details
“We do not fix our gaze on what is seen but on what is unseen. What is seen is transitory; what is unseen lasts forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 The new pastor was visiting his homebound parishioners one day. Arriving at one elderly man’s house, he was escorted into the bedroom by the man’s daughter. Seeing…Details
Stress. Fear. Uncertainty. The disciples faced these emotions in today’s Gospel story when Jesus challenged them to feed 5,000 with only 5 loaves and 2 fish. We face these same emotions; especially in this time of pandemic. Fr. Michael challenges us like Jesus challenged the disciples: We must truly trust our faith and focus on…Details
“For just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to him who sows and bread to him who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return…Details