Fr. Michael Barry Novena of Prayer for the next 9 days for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prayer is the opening of one’s heart, mind, and soul in a conversation with God. It is an expression of faith and relationship with God. Read More
Date: 2020-07-01 Day of the Week: Wednesday Day Description: [USA: Saint Junpero Serra, Priest] Color of the Day: green Readings: Am 5:14-15, 21-24/Ps.50:7-13,16-17/Mt 8:28-34 Thought of the Readings: Today’s gospel is a repeat of John’s gospel where Jesus casts out the demons into the swine. In Matthew’s description today there are two demoniacs. Immediately they fear Jesus. When we are w... Read More
Fr. Barry's Scripture Reflection for 2020/06/01 - The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Readings: Gn 3:9-15,20 or Acts 1:12-14/Ps 87:1-2,3&5,6-7/Jn 19:25-34
Two years ago Pope Francis declared this day the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast recognizes Mary’s substantive role in her suffering and the support of her Son’s redemption. The Pope saw it as the natural conclu... Read More
The common consensus is that the word April is derived from a Latin verb which means to open. It thus describes the spring flowers opening up. It is a sign of change and growth. So likewise, we need to approach April with a sense of openness to a new life. That opportunity is made visibly clear to us in the Feast of Easter, the Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Date: 20... Read More
May is the month of Mary. There are only about six scriptures that refer to Mary. What do we learn about Mary from these scriptures? She, by her “fiat”, cooperates with God and especially with the Holy Spirit. She is obedient. She is devoted to her Son, Jesus Christ. She is in a way like us because she has seven sorrows and seven joys.
Fr. Barry's Scripture Reflection for 2020/05/01 - St ... Read More