Livonia, Michigan

Fr. Tom

Hopefully your week was filled with God’s grace and His presence. Can you imagine what a shock it was for the disciples arguing about which of them was the greatest when Jesus placed a child before them? In Palestine at the time of Jesus, children were last. Children had no status until they matured. But…

From Fr. Tom

Hopefully your week was blessed. In today’s Gospel Jesus asks the disciples “who do people say that I am? ” And the disciples don’t know. Some say John the Baptist, still others Elijah, some say one of the prophets. But Jesus goes deeper: “but who do you say that I am? ” Peter responds, “You…

From Fr. Tom

“Ephphatha” There is a little ritual in the new rite of Baptism whose name and form are taken from today’s Gospel: “The Ephphatha.” The celebrant touches the ears and then the lips of the one to be baptized saying: “The Lord Jesus who made the deaf hear and the mute to speak, grant that you…

From Fr. Tom

Greetings to you all. Hopefully your week was filled with God and His Grace. At the beginning of my reflection for this weekend I’d like to ask: have you ever heard about a canned heart? A canned heart is a closed heart where no one goes in and no love goes out. It doesn’t get…

From Fr. Tom

Hopefully your weekend was filled with God’s Grace. After the last weekend’s glorious celebration of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother we come back to the teaching of Jesus about the Bread of Life. Jesus in today’s Gospel challenges his Jewish audience, and later His apostles, to make their choice: to accept Him as the…