Month: September 2020

In God’s Eyes

Last Sunday, on the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we found ourselves in a vineyard parable (Mt 20:1-16) filled with workers and a landowner. In the story, you might remember…

Regarding Our Salvation

It happens often, especially to impress someone that kids brag about their parents or older siblings. “My dad is a lawyer; mine is a doctor; my mom is the vice-president…

An Invitation

Dear Parishioners: In October 1918, then Grand Rapids Bishop Michael Gallagher was set to become the fourth bishop of Detroit. The plan was for Detroit’s new bishop to join thousands…

On Forgiveness

Matthew 18:35 “So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives your brother from your heart.” This Gospel passage, which concludes the parable on forgiveness, gives…

Our Most Important Decision

An old Chinese legend says that one day an emperor summoned young people from all across the kingdom to the capital city. When they gathered at the courtyard of the…

We Live By…

One day, an expert of the law asked Jesus about the greatest commandment; and Jesus answered by pointing out that there were actually two: “to love God with our total…