Browsing Fr. Reggie's Reflections

GET THE MOST OUT OF THE MASS

Posted by John Sage on 6/17/17

Why do we go to Mass? The fundamental answer to this question that should from our minds and hearts is: It is God’s third Commandment that we must fulfill in our way of Christian Living. Secondly, we go because we are hungry: hungry for the Word of God that ... Read More »

CELEBRATING THE FEAST OF OUR GOD:

Posted by John Sage on 6/11/17

If there is any feast that directly teaches us about God, it is the Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity. As Catholics, we can easily spot other Catholics by their faith in the Trinity. The quiet gesture of someone making the Sign of the Cross reminds that God is ... Read More »

THE GIVER OF NEW LIFE

Posted by John Sage on 6/03/17

We often read about the Holy Spirit in the Bible. Who is this Holy Spirit and what is his function? The Book of Genesis gives us some answers. We read: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and void, there was ... Read More »

GONE BUT STILL WITH US

Posted by John Sage on 5/27/17

This Sunday instead of Thursday we celebrate the feast of the Ascension. It marks the end of the Lord’s public ministry. The work of Christ was indescribably hard and challenging --- to live the ideal life, to serve others, to teach, to suffer and die, and to start and ... Read More »

KNOWING FAITH IS NOT ENOUGH

Posted by John Sage on 5/21/17

Once there was a Jew arguing with a Christian. “Your whole religion is based on ours,” the Jew said. “Why, you even took the 10 Commandments from us.” “We may have taken them,” said the Christian,“but you certainly can’t say we’ve kept them.” In this Sunday’s Gospel message, Christ ... Read More »

FEELING TROUBLED?

Posted by John Sage on 5/13/17

We live in confusing times. There are mysteries we cannot answer, problems we cannot solve and situations that will never be agreeable. We are somehow in a song entitled: “LIKE A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER.” For us Christians, despite all the evils and troubles around, Christ teaches that we ... Read More »

JESUS, THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Posted by John Sage on 5/06/17

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is called Good Shepherd Sunday. In the Gospel of John 10:1-10 Jesus presents Himself as the GOOD SHEPHERD. The most consoling thing He says in this Gospel is that he calls his own (that’s us!) by name. He knows each of us personally, and ... Read More »

JESUS IS ALIVE IN HOSPITALITY

Posted by John Sage on 4/28/17

This is the 3rd Sunday of Easter and we are still discovering how we can experience Jesus is alive in our midst. Last week we saw how the doubting Thomas came in contact with the reality of the Resurrection – by keeping in touch with the other disciples. Yes, ... Read More »

LIFE IS FULL OF INTERRUPTIONS

Posted by John Sage on 4/14/17

Today is EASTER SUNDAY, the SOLEMNITY of all solemnities. By rising from the dead, Jesus proved that He was the Christ, the SON of God, and the Holy Redeemer. Before shouting “Alleluia” however, Mary Magdala, Simon Peter, and the other disciples had to deal with some interruptions. They ran ... Read More »

MAKE YOUR HOME A CHURCH AND BE HOLY!

Posted by John Sage on 4/09/17

Sir Thomas More was an outstanding layman who lived in 1478 and was the layman who was the first layman to be appointed Lord Chancellor of England, next in authority to King Henry VIII. The king had More beheaded in 1535. 400 years later the Catholic Church canonized him ... Read More »