Livonia, Michigan

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By the Faithful Disciple GROW AS A DISCIPLE Have you ever considered the task before you and thought, no way am I equipped for this? There are certainly times when it seems God is calling us to more than we are prepared for. The prophet Amos never expected to be God’s mouthpiece. He was a…

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

GROW AS A DISCIPLE The prophets of the Old Testament didn’t exactly have it easy, and Ezekiel is no exception. The Lord tells him that he’s being sent to the Israelites, calling them “rebels who have rebelled against me,” who were “hard of face and obstinate of heart.” In other words, God basically tells him…

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By the Faithful Disciple Grow As A Disciple “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.” The assuredness with which the woman in today’s Gospel, afflicted with hemorrhages, speaks, is something I aspire to. She is at her wit’s end, with nothing to lose and everything to gain, and she simply determines what…

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By the Faithful Disciple GROW AS A DISCIPLE St. Boniface, an English Benedictine monk who died in the 8th century, wrote in a letter: “In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon…

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By the Faithful Disciple GROW AS A DISCIPLE  If we walk through the woods on a beautiful spring day, we’ll see the signs of life bursting forward. Green shoots coming up from the ground, leaf buds poking out from the branches of a tree – even the birds and animals are busily scampering. Life, growth,…

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By the Faithful Disciple GROW AS A DISCIPLE I know people who read the ending of a book before they are finished with it. I could never do that! I have to follow the story in every detail until the final page. When it comes to the story of our salvation history, however, we get…

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

By the Faithful Disciple Grow As a Disciple The Feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the great Christian mystery of the Eucharist – that Jesus Christ is really, truly, and substantially present under the appearances of bread and wine. At the Last Supper, Jesus breaks the bread and passes the cup of wine, telling his disciples…