a call to action

While, gratefully many of us are now able to get to Mass, even if masks are still required as they are in Los Angeles, we look forward to the opportunity this year to celebrate together the birth of our savior, king, brother, Jesus. What does His humble birth mean to us all this year? For … Continue reading “a call to action”


READINGS: ZEP. 3: 14-18a; PHIL.4:4-7; LUKE 3: 10-18. Today is the Third Sunday of Advent as well as the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To the liturgists among us, the priority is given to celebrating the Third Sunday of Advent but to many people, nothing can trump honoring Nuestra Senora de la Guadalupe. The … Continue reading “Joy”

Will we say yes?

Our belief in the Immaculate Conception of Mary is that “from the first moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was, by the singular grace and privilege of Almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of Mankind, kept free from all stain of original sin.” The observance of this … Continue reading “Will we say yes?”

Prepare the Way

READINGS: BARUCH 3:1-9; PHIL. 1:4-6; 8-11; LUKE 3: 1-6 “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths…” Today’s reading from the Gospel of Luke introduces us to the ministry of John the Baptist, living in the desert, whose vocation is to prepare the way for the Messiah. So, what can we get from … Continue reading “Prepare the Way”

Waiting on the Island

Today is the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, who holds a special place in the hearts of all of us who work with Mission Doctors Association. The Patron for Missionaries and one of the seven men who formed the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)1, his extensive missionary travels included work in Africa, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, … Continue reading “Waiting on the Island”

Questions worth considering

READINGS: Jeremiah 33: 14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21: 25-28; 34-36. Today we begin Advent, a sacred time granted to us for preparation of the Solemnity of Christmas. As most of us will spend frantic hours and days in preparation for family celebrations during this season so we need to prepare our heart, mind, and … Continue reading “Questions worth considering”