Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Our theme for this week includes these words: “Let us devote ourselves with all our being to the glory of God and the service of our neighbor.” This reflects what St. Paul urges us in the second reading: “Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.” Paul...

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Beginning tomorrow and continuing throughout this week we will be reading from the Book of Genesis, starting with the account of how God created the heavens and the earth. As the crowning achievement of creation, God fashioned Adam and Eve, made in his own image and...

The Presentation of the Lord

Forty days have passed since we celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. Today, we celebrate his Presentation in the Temple. It may seem at first that this feast merely recalls what Mary and Joseph did in ritual compliance with the law; they took their child to the...

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Throughout the course of salvation history, God has chosen for himself leaders and prophets to be his instruments in speaking to and guiding his people. A key figure in the Old Testament is Moses, whom the Lord called to lead the people through the wilderness towards...

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Most people believe that there is a purpose for our being in this world. We may even ask, at times, “What on earth am I here for?” We know that the answer to this question is what gives meaning to our difficult sojourn in this valley of tears. For us Christians, the...