This week in the Church calendar begins Ordinary Time, which simply means the celebrations are not of any special events. Our message series “Walking in the Light” continues as we look at the readings from this weekend. We are called to be lights in the world and we are looking at different ways in which we are the light of Christ. Two weeks ago we celebrated the feast known as the Epiphany. A celebration of…View More Walk in the Light – obedience in God
This week is the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. It is a feast that marks the end of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. It also marks the beginning of Jesus public ministry. Jesus as an adult came to John the Baptist to be baptized. There really was no need for Jesus to be baptized, he already was living a new creation, a new self. But this is one of the times…View More Walk in the light – you are beloved
We continue to celebrate the Christmas season with a feast known as the Epiphany. This feast celebrates Three Wise Kings following the light of Jesus to his crib, in a stable in Bethlehem. Their presence acknowledges his Kingship. As a welcome to the new King they bring royal gifts. Light is significant in the life of Jesus. We read many places in the gospels about light, Jesus saying, “I have come as light into the…View More Walk in the light – your light has come.
This week in the Catholic Church the Sunday celebration is around the Holy Family; in fact it is titled, Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The readings and prayers incorporate family with order and obedience. We are all part of a family. Family is the place we come to and expect to be taken in, the door always opened for us. It can also be a place of struggle. Not everything…View More Let the word of Christ dwell in us richly – Obedience
Merry Christmas! We celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, among barn animals and shepherds and eventually Kings with expensive gifts. Love came down from heaven and dwelt among us. During advent we looked at a message series we called, “I come to do your will.” It is Jesus core principle. Everything he did was to do the will of the Father, the one who sent him. Over the four weeks we looked…View More Christmas Reflection – Fr. Peter a life of witness