Do You Know Him?

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 Sometimes when I ask one of my children about who they were with or about a classmate at school they answer me with, “You don’t know them.” Apparently, since I do not know him or her personally, I do not need to know … Continue reading Do You Know Him?

Put On Christ

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for All Saints Day 2016 Years ago, we began having students at our parish school dress up like saints of their choosing in anticipation of All Saints Day. It was a more worthwhile learning experience than dressing up as superheroes and cartoon characters for Halloween. You would have those would bring … Continue reading Put On Christ

On a Lawnmower for Love

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016 There once lived a man named Alvin Straight. He lived in Iowa. His brother Henry lived in Wisconsin. Alvin loved his brother. In 1994, at the age of 80, Henry had a stroke. Alvin, in his late 70’s himself, could not imagine not … Continue reading On a Lawnmower for Love

Then God Created Pi (or is it Pie?)

Today is a day for math geeks and dessert lovers alike! Is it also a day for believers in a loving Creator? You bet! On this day I am reminded of Francis Collins, former director of the Human Genome Project and now the Director of the National Institutes of Health, who authored a book on how … Continue reading Then God Created Pi (or is it Pie?)

Being a Faithful Citizen and Disciple

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, … Continue reading Being a Faithful Citizen and Disciple

The Choice for Catholic Schools

I grew up in a home with one Catholic parent and one un-baptized parent. I attended Mass every Sunday with my mother, but I wouldn't classify her as a fully engaged parishioner. She worked on one parish Christmas bazaar, but for the most part, Sunday was the only time parish life intersected with our everyday … Continue reading The Choice for Catholic Schools

Sweet Jesus, It’s Cold!

I cannot believe how cold it is here in North Carolina this morning. 14 degrees! We are not well equipped for that kind of cold around here. Winter weather is our nemesis for sure. Last year, 3 inches of snow led to school being cancelled for a week! If you are reading this in the … Continue reading Sweet Jesus, It’s Cold!

To Be Gracious

(Second Reading for First Sunday in Advent) Brothers and sisters: May the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to strengthen your hearts, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus … Continue reading To Be Gracious