First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8a; 13-15 “I am who am.” I am because God is. Reflection Questions: Am I aware of the fact that I have always existed in God and that I always will? The sacred name of God in Hebrew sounds like a breath in (yah) and a breath out (weh). God breathed life…

By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA) Dear brothers and sisters, “After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.” (Luke 9:36) This Sunday, we are given a glimpse of heaven, our destination, our home. With Peter, James and John, we are led up to the high mountain of transfiguration. We…

First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12; 17-18 Abraham put his faith in the Lord… how am I to know? It seems like Abraham believed but wanted a sign. Reflection Questions: Are there time when I ask for signs from God to believe? Do I manipulate my own signs? In other words, do I see what I want…

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Sacred Heart Villa-Center Valley, PA) Many people wonder whether there will ever be healing for the wounds we suffer? Jesus offers us a way, but it is far from easy. “Be merciful,” He tells us, “as your heavenly Father is merciful.” Jesus asks us to love our enemies and…

First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 This Lent begins with thanksgiving. The Hebrew people bring the first fruits of their produce to give thanks to God, who brought them out of the slavery of Egypt and into the promised land. Reflection Question: As I begin Lent, do I begin with thanksgiving for the Lord who has freed…

By Fr. John Kavcak, MSC (St. Therese Parish-Palm Springs, CA)

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By Fr. David Foxen, MSC (Our Lady of Solitude-Palm Springs, CA) Healing and freeing from evil are two principal aspects of Christ’s mission as he began to proclaim the Kingdom of God. These are no less important today. All of us sooner or later become aware of sin, feeling separated from God and those we…

By Fr. Luis Alfonso (Lucho) Segura, MSC (St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church-Aurora, IL) La cuaresma es el tiempo de 40 días, comprendido entre el miércoles de ceniza y el Domingo de Pascua. Tiempo de preparación para celebrar el misterio pascual, pasión-muerte-y-resurrección de Jesús. Es un tiempo de conversión marcado por unas prácticas  religiosas como…

Today the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart want to introduce a Lenten Journey based on the biblical readings for the season that will bring us to new life and freedom through forgiveness. Each Sunday of Lent we will offer some points for personal reflection, as well as discussion questions to use in family or in…

Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2019 Today’s readings ask me to focus on what I think, say and do. The wisdom of Sirach reminds me to look deeper into myself and be honest about what is going on. I might look great on the outside, but under stress, do I really trust in God or…

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