The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us – July 2021

The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of

God’s Law is Freedom – July 2021

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor.

Luke 4:18

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

To whom did Christ send us to bring glad tidings to the poor? …

Do you not have faith? – June 2021

“Do you not yet have faith?
Mark 4:40


My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

I prepare this column for your reading as Father’s Day approaches. It is a perfect time to pray about our relationship with God the …

Eucharist: Body and Blood of Christ – June 2021

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament
have left us a memorial of your Passion,
grant us, we pray,
so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood
that we may always experience in ourselves
the fruits of

Letter to God’s People – May 2021

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain.

John 15:16

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Throughout this Easter season we journey with each other …

Why Are You Standing There? – May 2021

. . . why are you standing there looking at the sky”

Acts 1: 11

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Why are you standing there and looking at the sky? Jesus is not to be found looking up to …

Children of God – April 2021

See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.

1 John 3:1

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

St. John reminds us that we are beloved.  …

Christus Resurrexit! – April 2021

The community of believers was of one heart and mind,
and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own,
but they had everything in common.

Acts 4:32

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Grace and Peace of …

Roll Back the Stone – March 2021

“Who will roll back the stone for us
from the entrance to the tomb?”
When they looked up,
they saw that the stone had been rolled back;
it was very large.

Mark 16: 3, 4

My Sisters and Brothers in …

Ordination to the Priesthood – May 29, 2021

I welcome you this morning to this beautiful Basilica dedicated to Mary, Queen of the Universe. On this joy-filled day, as we are about to ordain three of our brothers to the priesthood, I welcome especially Deacon Roberto Jesús Marquez, …