St. John The Baptist

A message from Father Mark

A message from Father Mark

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 1/11/21

BAPTISM OF THE LORD  B

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord challenges us to think about what it means to say I am baptized…what it means to believe…what it means to be marked with the cross of Christ forever.

Sadly, I fear that we’ve lost an appreciation ... Read More »

Epiphany 2021

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 1/04/21

EPIPHANY 2021

          Rise in splendor, Isaiah calls out to the people of Israel, your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.  This is a wake-up call, spoken to the people of God who might have wanted to pull the covers back over their heads ... Read More »

December 20, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 12/17/20

4 TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT BDo not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God.I wonder if Mary thought of that greeting as she stood at the foot of the crossand reflected on the pain she had felt throughout her life. If I’m so highly favoredby God, ... Read More »

December 13,2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 12/10/20

3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT  B

Rejoice always!  On the Sunday that we light our joy candle, our readings remind us – St Paul goes so far as to command us – to rejoice…always.  Whenever I hear those words anymore, I have to confess that my immediate response is kind ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 12/04/20

2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT  B

          Christmas has become a time for feasting and family, parties and friends, gift-giving and child-like magic, Santa Claus and Rudolf, angels and wise men, decorated trees and caroling choirs.  Like most of human life, it’s a wonderful mix of the Holy and the ... Read More »

November 29, 202 1st Sunday of Advent

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 12/01/20

1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT  B

          Do you pay attention to the weather alerts that pop-up on your phone or scroll across the TV screen?  Do you have health insurance / car insurance / property insurance?  What about smoke and CO2 detectors?  Do you wear a seat belt in ... Read More »

November 20. 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 11/20/20

CHRIST THE KING  A

          Our gospel reading this morning challenges us to reflect on the great commandment and the great commission.  What does it mean to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind?  What does it mean ... Read More »

November 15, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 11/12/20

33 RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR AAnd so the master returns. The first two servants that had invested their talents anddoubled the amount were rewarded and given additional responsibilities. But the decision bythe third and more cautious servant is not rewarded. It seems there were some better options forhow ... Read More »

November 8, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 11/05/20

32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR  A

What if in the next moment, Christ returned in glory with the shout of the Archangel and the blast of trumpet?  Jesus wants to make sure that all of us are going to be ready when these events take place. 

There have always ... Read More »

All Saints Day Homily

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 10/28/20

ALL SAINTS

          It’s tempting to put saints, literally, on pedestals.  Just look around the church.  We see saints in stained glass, in wood and plaster.  We put them on shelves and decorate them with flowers and halos.  We collect them on holy cards and venerate them in icons.

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