Bl. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish

Browsing Pastor's Column

Browsing Pastor's Column

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: A Banquet is Prepared!

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 10/11/17

The readings this weekend speak to us of the great banquet that has been prepared for us from the foundation of the world.  It is the desire of the Lord that everyone partake of this great feast.  Isaiah describes it as consisting of “rich, juicy food and choice wine.”  ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Faith in the Lord

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 8/15/17

Throughout the Old Testament we are reminded of the covenant that God made with Israel, His chosen people.  He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  It is important for us to remember that Matthew was writing the Gospel account for a primarily Jewish audience.  This helps us ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Who Am I To Judge

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 8/14/17

If there is one “sound byte” that people think of when they contemplate Pope Francis, it would have to be:  “Who am I to judge?”   He was on a plane flying back to Rome from Brazil in July of 2013 where he had gathered for World Youth Day, his ... Read More »

Transfiguration of the Lord: Mountain Top Experience

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 8/14/17

There are not many feasts in the cycle of the Church’s liturgical year that take precedence over the Sunday celebration.  The Transfiguration of the Lord is one of them.  To fully understand the meaning of this event in the life of Jesus, we have to take a step back ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Save Me Lord!

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 8/14/17

St. Peter is certainly an interesting character.  At times he says and does things that demonstrate his unbelief, but on other occasions his faith is solid as a rock.  This weekend’s Gospel passage begins with Jesus sending the disciples off on their own while He spends time in prayer.  ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ephpheta, Be Opened

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 7/02/17

In Mark’s Gospel we hear how Jesus was able to heal the deaf man with the speech impediment.  He brought the man away from the cround, then touching his ears and tongue “and looking up to heaven, He sighed and said ‘ephphetha’ which is ‘be opened.’”  (Mk 7:34)  This ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Come to Me

Posted by Fr. Philip Sanders on 7/02/17

The Prophet Zechariah foretold of Jesus when he wrote:  “See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass.”  Each year we celebrate His triumphant entry into Jerusalem amid waving palm branches and ... Read More »