Category: Messages from Fr. Francis

Third Sunday of Easter

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER: WORD AND SACRAMENT WORD OF GOD: I am sure that all of your homes have Bibles. But do check to be certain that you own a Catholic Bible. This is important because the Catholic Bible includes

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday 2017 “Truly this Man was God’s Son!” [Mt. 27:54] My brothers and sisters in Christ, unless we are prudent, we can be blinded by our pride, only to discover the truth when it is too late. Today’s Gospel

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March 19, 2017

III Sunday of Lent Thirst is an experience we all can identify with.  When we are thirsty, we feel restless, uncomfortable, tired, weary, irritable and unable to focus on what we are doing.  Perhaps, for this reason, today’s scripture readings use the

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Second Sunday of Lent

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT TRANSFIGURATION This gospel does not appear by happenstance, but was chosen by the Church for early Lent for a vitally important reason. The main message was spoken by God the Father and is intended to guide

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First Sunday of Lent

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT WHAT IS TEMPTATION? There is a wise counsel in Scriptures, which says, “My Son, if thou art ready to serve the Lord, prepare thyself for temptations” (Ecclesiasticus 2.1). The word temptation is from the Latin tentare,

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