Tag: Jesus

The Wedding at Cana

In today’s Gospel, Mary and Jesus attend a wedding in Cana, and at the prodding of His Mother, Jesus, performs His first miracle. John’s retelling of the story is a bit dry.  Mary says simply, “They have no wine.” and Jesus’ response is “Woman, how does your concern affect me?  My hour has not yet... Read more »

Third Week of Advent with Fr. Pontifex

When I’m at work and losing patience with co-workers or customers I think about what Fr. Pontifex (aka Fr. Charles Burns) says in this video. It’s easy to see Our Lord in the Eucharist at Mass, but it’s much harder to see Him in our every day lives. Especially in the faces of those who... Read more »

We Are His Brothers and Sisters

While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you.” But he said in reply to the one who told him, “Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” And... Read more »

Love One Another ... Do I Have To?

Jesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what... Read more »

His Mother Waited Patiently For Me

Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You have faith in God; have faith also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and... Read more »

Kaitlyn is Being Catholic ... Really

My name is Kaitlyn and I’m in second grade at Mackeben Elementary School.  In RE (religious education), I learn how to be Catholic in many ways.  I will tell you some ways.  You can pray to Jesus and Mary and Joseph.  They can help you fix your problems.  If you believe in them, they will talk to you.  When you are... Read more »

And Jesus Wept

In today’s Gospel, Jesus returns to his friends, Mary and Martha, in hopes of healing their ailing brother, Lazarus.  He is too late and is told of their brother’s death. “And Jesus wept.”  Those three words tell more about Our Lord’s humanness then probably any other scripture.  Jesus grieved for the loss of his friend and... Read more »

Jesus' Instructions

Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick -no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said... Read more »


Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region.  He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all. He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day.  He stood up to... Read more »


We overlook Jesus’ stepfather, Joseph a lot.  The patron saint of fathers seems to quietly stay in the background until someone wants to sell their house and decides to bury him upside on the property in question.  Oh Lord! Yesterday I wrote about Mary, but it got me thinking about Joseph.  This quiet man (he... Read more »