Fr. Thu's Message

Fr. Thu's Message

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Decimoquinta Domingo en Ordinario Tiempo

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 7/12/20

     My brothers and sisters! Both in the parable itself and in Jesus’ explanation of it, he indicates that seeds falling on rich soil do not all produce the same abundance – some thirty, some sixty, some a hundredfold. God cares less about the quantity produced and more ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/XIV Domingo en Ordinario Tiempo

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 7/04/20

My brothers and sisters! What are the things hidden from the wise but revealed to little ones? The previous verses from Matthew’s chapter 11 indicate that “these things” are the destruction resulting from being unfaithful to God's “gracious will.” The “little ones” are those who, having received Jesus' revelation ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time/XIII Domingo en Ordinario Tiempo

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/27/20

    My brothers and sisters! At the center of this Gospel is Jesus' startling statement that the only way we have life is to lose it. We lose our life by choosing to love Jesus even above family and by serving others, even “little ones.” We all experience the ... Read More »

Twelth Sunday in Ordinary Time/XII Domingo en Ordinario Tiempo

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/20/20

My brothers and sisters! Jesus tells the Twelve and us that acknowledging him and doing his work will not be easy. This mission ought not to be undertaken lightly because there will be opposition. Neither, however, ought the mission be undertaken with fear, because God does not abandon us. ... Read More »

The Body & Blood of Christ/El Cuerpo & Sangre de Cristo

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/13/20

My brothers and sisters! Jesus’ declaration that he is the "bread that came down from heaven" grounds his further declaration that those who eat "this bread will live forever." Jesus is the divine Word made flesh—a flesh and blood now given to us for food and drink so that ... Read More »

June 7, 2020 – The Most Holy Trinity/La Trinidad

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 6/06/20

     My brothers and sisters! God’s desire is that we share in divine Life eternally. To this end, God is very near—near to Moses on Mount Sinai (first reading) and near to us in the divine Son who came to dwell among us. Even more: for those who ... Read More »

May 31, 2020 – The Pentecost/Pentecostés

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/27/20

     My brothers and sisters! One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is peace. This peace is not a passive state of tranquility, but an empowering force that allays our fears urges us forth to take up Jesus’ mission and instills in us forgiving hearts. This peace ... Read More »

May 24, 2020 – Ascension of the Lord/Ascension del Senor

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/20/20

     My brothers and sisters! On the morning of his resurrection, nearing the end of his earthly life, Jesus orders the disciples back to Galilee where he had inaugurated his saving mission. The disciples are to begin where Jesus did, doing what Jesus did, but without geographical or ... Read More »

May 17, 2020-Sixth Sunday of Easter/Sexto Domingo de Pascua

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/13/20

     My brothers and sisters! In John’s gospel, “world” refers to everything as opposed to God and being obedient to Jesus’ commandments. The world sees neither Jesus nor the “Spirit of truth”; faithful disciples do. The world does not love; faithful disciples do. The world does not have ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter/Quinto Domingo de Pascua

Posted by Brenda Schumann on 5/06/20

     My brothers and sisters! Jesus’ words in this gospel from the Last Supper discourse are reassuring ones: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Yet Thomas and Philip, who hear Jesus also tell them that he is leaving, are not reassured and question him anxiously. The leap ... Read More »

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