Browsing Fr. Reggie's Reflections

FEAST OF THE THREE KINGS OR “ EPIPHANY OF THE LORD ”

Posted by John Sage on 1/08/17

The Christmas season officially ends on the feast of the so called Three Kings. But did you know that what used to be called “Feast of the Three Kings” in our calendars is now the feast of the “EPIPHANY”? Year after year we have been told about pious legends ... Read More »

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

Posted by John Sage on 12/31/16

A group of clergy in a small Alabama town decided to put a Christmas crib in the town square. They approached various individuals for donations. On the priest’s list was the editor of the local weekly, who favored the idea until the priest remarked: “Many people, especially children, would ... Read More »

CHRISTMAS, DURNG THE DAY

Posted by John Sage on 12/23/16

In the Gospel of St. John which we read today, we come to know the true greatness of the Savior. He is not only Son of Mary but also the Son of God. He is the only-begotten, and is truly God Himself. We cannot but marvel at the greatness ... Read More »

TRUE GOD AND TRUE MAN

Posted by John Sage on 12/18/16

Dr. John Coleman was the President of the Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He also served as one on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank. Recently, he stepped down for a time from those distinguished positions. He wanted to experience again what it to work with his ... Read More »

THE MIRACLE OF CHARITY

Posted by John Sage on 12/12/16

The class in Sociology in a Mid-Western University was studying what various groups and organizations were doing for the poor and needy of the world. The professor asked one of the students to prepare a paper on the topic: “CHARITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.” Although the student was not a ... Read More »

NOW IS THE TIME!

Posted by John Sage on 12/03/16

In this Sunday Gospel St. John the Baptist appears with his exhortation: “Reform your lives. The reign of God is at hand...Prepare the way of the Lord...Even now the ax is laid to the root of the tree.” In other words, St. John the Baptist is saying: “Why wait ... Read More »

WAKE UP!

Posted by John Sage on 11/25/16

Today we begin the new liturgical year CYCLE A with the season of Advent. Advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” which literally means “coming.” For many of us Advent refers to the coming of the joyous season of Christmas. But Advent refers also to the Lord’s coming at ... Read More »

JESUS, THE MEERCIFUL KING

Posted by John Sage on 11/19/16

As we end the “YEAR OF MERCY” and the Liturgical Calendar Cycle “C” the Gospel writers all emphasize the virtue of ‘MERCY’. Matthew, for example, writes that when Jesus saw a large crowd of hungry people, He immediately created bread and fish for them to eat (Mt. 14: 13-21)

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HOW NOT TO MISS THE END

Posted by John Sage on 11/12/16

Last week we started our All Souls’ Masses for the whole of November. What better way to remember our beloved dead is put their NAMES in the ‘TREE OF LIFE’. Be mindful also that we are almost at the end of the Liturgical Year C and of the civic ... Read More »

YEARNING FOR LIFE IN HEAVEN

Posted by John Sage on 11/04/16

Our readings today support our Christian practice of remembering the saints and our departed (November 1 & 2). And in a special way, it gives us a chance to review what we really believe to be the meaning of Heaven, which is our goal to reach one day.

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