Spiritual Implications of Wasting Food

Spiritual Implications of Wasting Food

Growing up in the rural plains of the Texas panhandle, I was familiar with many farm animals. There were several times when I knew or had at least seen the animal that became our meal. Some people don’t like that, but it gave me a great appreciation for food. Knowing that the animal gave its life […]

Sunday Says – July 26, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

Sunday Says Podcast

Sunday, July 26, 2015 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 110 (NAB Translation) Reading 1 2 Kings 4:42-44 This week’s first reading is a little-known story from the book of Kings. Elisha is a faithful prophet of God that has worked many miracles to give him the credibility he needs before the people to call […]

Sunday Says – July 19, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

Sunday Says Podcast

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 107 (NAB Translation) Reading 1 Jeremiah 23:1-6 This week’s first reading from the prophet Jeremiah is a call out of leaders in the church. God has given us many different forms of leadership in the Church. Any form of shepherding requires a closeness with the Lord that helps to […]

Sunday Says – July 12, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

Sunday Says Podcast

Sunday, July 12, 2015 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 104 (NAB Translation)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Amos 7:12-15 This week’s first reading comes from Amos, a prophet we don’t hear much from at Sunday Masses. In this short except, we hear the priest Amaziah, trying to banish Amos from Bethel to the southern kingdom […]

7th Annual Men’s Fellowship Mass – July 18th

St Mary's Cathedral Austin

Masculinity is increasingly confused and misunderstood in society today. In a world that seeks to blur the lines of gender, we men seek to discover the wonderful gift and identity of our masculinity. God has blessed us with a unique and intentional role as men in world and Church. The struggles of this life can […]

Sunday Says – June 21, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

Sunday Says Podcast

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 95 (NAB Translation)(Jerusalem Bible Translation) Reading 1 Job 38:1, 8-11 This week’s first reading from the prophet Job is a dramatic reminder of our place as creatures. We are all created beings, products and children of the creator that willed us into existence. Like Job, we feel the urge […]

Encouraging Latin in the Mass

Encouraging Latin in the Holy Mass

Latin is no longer a well-known language, even in the Church, few people know it. It’s not quite dead, but it’s far from common. After Vatican II, even many of the priest never went through any formation in Latin. In the US, it has become more important to learn other heavily used languages like Spanish […]

Sunday Says – June 7, 2015 Mass Readings and Reflection

Sunday Says Podcast

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) Lectionary: 168 (NAB Translation) (Jerusalem Bible Translation) This is the great Corpus Christi Sunday where we take a Sunday to focus on the gift of the Eucharist. Reading 1 Exodus 24:3-8 This week’s first reading from Exodus takes us back to Moses […]

Drink like a Catholic (at a Bar)

Drink like a Catholic at a Bar

Catholics sometimes have a bad reputation about drinking. Austin is a fun-loving city that enjoys listening to live music and drinking delicious local beers and liquors. In the professional world, drinking cocktails is often a part of doing business and working as a team. In the church world, several ministries for Catholics in their 20s […]