St. John The Baptist

2020 archive of A message from Father Mark

2020 archive of A message from Father Mark

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


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


          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


          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


          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


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


          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.

... Read More »

October 25, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 10/23/20

30 TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ALove…It’s as simple as that…Love…It’s all about love…Love for God,love for others, and for self.So when we hear the words of Jesus in our gospel today about love, he isspeaking to the very heart of what it means to be one of his ... Read More »

October 11, 2020

Posted by Jamie Sandona on 10/09/20

28 TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR AHave you ever received an invitation to a party you really didn’t want to go to? And, ifyou didn’t want to attend, I bet you didn’t mistreat, abuse, or kill the postal worker.Probably not, but that is exactly what happens in today’ gospel. ... Read More »


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