Livonia, Michigan

Fr. Tom

From Fr. Tom!

HAPPY AND BLESSED LAST SUNDAY OF SEPTEMBER! I’d like to begin my reflection for this 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time with a story. A young Associate Pastor, newly minted, decided to begin a Sunday evening Bible Study group. After 8 o’clock morning Mass, he asked the people to stay and he spoke to them about…

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The ways of God are mysterious! Imagine, the good thief who came to Jesus in the last moments of his life was the first to be promised he would be with Jesus that same day in paradise. God deals with us not according to strict justice, but according to his generosity and mercy. What would…

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Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you! Hopefully, this reflection finds you well and healthy. When I read the Gospel passage for the 22nd Sunday of ordinary time those questions came to my mind: am I responsible for my brothers and sisters if they do wrong??? Is it my responsibility to correct everyone who…

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Why suffering!? Fr. Joseph Galdon, SJ in his book, The Mustard Seed, told a story about a parish priest who visited a catechism class of his parish one day. He went into the class of those preparing to receive their First Communion. The catechist wanted to impress the parish priest that the class was ready.…

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Jesus asks in the gospel for this Sunday : Jesus asks, and Peter answers! Where does Peter get the idea that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Messiah? Well, he gets it from being with Jesus and coming to understand that all the things Jesus does – healing, helping, forgiving, loving, teaching,…