Fishing with St. James

June 28, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James In Matthew chapter 10 we hear Jesus’ “mission discourse.” It is an instruction directed to all who would accept the gospel. Discipleship is not easy and requires great sacrifice, “whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me….whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:38-39) “And whoever gives only...  continue reading

June 21, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James “Jesus said to the Twelve: ‘Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.’” (Matthew 10:26 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) After the great Solemnities of Pentecost, The Holy Trinity and The Body and Blood of Christ we return to the liturgical season called Ordinary Time. The name is not meant to contrast...  continue reading

June 14, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James It is good to see people back in church for weekday and weekend Masses. I respect that many others continue to be cautious about gathering in public spaces. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect. I appreciate everyone wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet of distance and regularly cleaning washing hands. I am grateful to our Re-opening Team for all the...  continue reading

June 7, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James Today, on the Feast of the Holy Trinity, we celebrate God’s activity in the world and we reflect on the ways we have experienced God throughout time. The second reading from 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 overs great direction for our relationships and prayer: “Brothers and sisters, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God...  continue reading

May 31, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James   “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.’” (John 20:21-22 Pentecost Sunday) I am writing to you to announce the return to celebrating public Masses at St. James. Bishop Hanefeldt is extending the dispensation...  continue reading

May 24, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James Bishop Hanefeldt has dispensed all in the diocese from the obligation to attend weekend Mass. The Bishop will inform us this coming week if we can re-open for public Masses the weekend of May 30-31. We will continue recording the Mass and putting it on our website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. Gathering in a public space, including our church, still poses a risk of...  continue reading

May 17, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James 1 Peter 3:15-18 “Beloved: Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if...  continue reading

May 10, 2020

                 To the Domestic Churches of St. James Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) The Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter Cycle A is from John chapter 14 and begins a long three-chapter discourse, covering four chapters (14-17). This is Jesus’ “Farewell Discourse” at the Last...  continue reading

May 3, 2020

Sharing the Paschal Mystery With the Domestic Churches of St. James The last verse for the Gospel on Good Shepherd Sunday is “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) The authors of today’s readings, from Acts 2, Psalm 23, 1st Peter 2 and John 10, were all writing to people experiencing difficult situations and they are speaking to us today. Bishop Hanefeldt has given direction to our diocese on how to proceed with the...  continue reading

April 26, 2020

                To The Domestic Churches of St. James During the Easter season of 2020 we are again living into the Paschal Mystery. We are sharing in Christ’s life, death and resurrection in a way more mysterious to us than what many thought of as “normal” before Covid-19. This global uncertainty makes us aware of our fragility and how we are connected in our vulnerability with all the people of the world. Easter disciples...  continue reading


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