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MAY 19, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

Today is Pentecost Sunday. On this day the Church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. And in one of today’s possible gospel readings...

POPE ST. JOHN I

MEMORIAL: MAY 18 Pope St. John I was born in the 6th century in Tuscany, Italy. At that time the western region was under the...

ST. ISIDORE

MEMORIAL: MAY 15 St. Isidore was born in Madrid, Spain in the 11th century. He was a poor farmer who worked the land of a...

ST. MATTHIAS

FEAST: MAY 14 Little is known of St. Matthias other than what is mentioned in the first chapter of Acts of the Apostles. One of...

OUR LADY OF FATIMA

MEMORIAL: MAY 13 On May 13, 1917, a Lady dressed in white more brilliant than the sun appeared to three children (Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta)...

MAY 12, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

Evangelization is hard work. At least it can seem hard when we think of how the Apostles went out on the first Pentecost, or...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A PERSON

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like...

ST. JOHN OF AVILA

MEMORIAL: MAY 10 St. John of Avila was born in Spain in the 1500s. It was a time of great turmoil in the Church, but...

MAY 5, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete.”  In our gospel today, Jesus connects...

ST. PHILIP & ST. JAMES

FEAST: MAY 3 St. Philip and James are two of the lesser-known Apostles. However, when we take a closer look, they are all over the...

ST. ATHANASIUS

MEMORIAL: MAY 2 St Athanasius lived in the 4th century AD and eventually became a Bishop in the Catholic Church. He was influential in the...

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER

MEMORIAL: MAY 1 St. Joseph the Worker is one of two major St. Joseph celebrations throughout the year (the other being March 19th). The Feast...

POPE ST. PIUS V

MEMORIAL: APRIL 30 St. Pius V was born during the height of the Protestant reformation. He first became a brother and eventually became Bishop and...

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

MEMORIAL: APRIL 29 St. Catherine of Siena was born in the fourteenth century as the 25th child of her parents. While many of her siblings...

APRIL 28, 2024 GOSPEL REFLECTION

The analogy of plants that bear fruit that teach us about the spiritual life is a common theme in the Bible.  In today’s Gospel,...