By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (Pennsylvania Community – St. Joseph the Baptist – Ottsville, PA) Father Simi professed his first vows on February 20, 1995 and was ordained on January 27, 2001. He is working in Ottsville, Pennsylvania as Pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish.  “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my…

By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA) As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. (John 13:34)             The gospel takes us back to the Last Supper. We see here something utterly new. God’s glory is being revealed in the loving of Judas and the first disciples…

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…

By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA)  Dear brothers and sisters, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:22) Our parents loved us all dearly and uniquely. I remember growing up how I used to pity myself in moments of sadness and wonder if I was truly…

Reflections from the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart By Fr. Simione Volavola, MSC (St. John the  Baptist Parish-Ottosville, PA) Dear brothers and sisters The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”  Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”  (Mark 10:51) Today we reach the end of a very important section…

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