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Jan 23/24: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

As Father Bill is on a “stay-cation,” there is no Weekend Edition of Day by Day this morning. Look for another edition next Saturday, January 30. Father Bill has often mentioned Fr. Austin Flannery’s website as a place to find much inspiration and consolation. Father Austin is a senior priest of the Archdiocese of Boston. […]

Jan. 22: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN Let us pray: Heavenly Father, in Your love for us, protect against the snares of the devil, those helpless little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. Touch with pity the hearts of those […]

Jan. 21: Day by Day with Father Bil

MEMORIAL OF SAINT AGNES, VIRGIN AND MARTYR -from “Love Letters from God” by Father Dan Horan, OFM If prayer is relationship, the dynamic communication of one’s self to God, the Scripture might be something like love letters from God. Just as one person passes on, in an historical, tangible way, his or her feelings for […]

Jan. 20: Day by Day with Father Bill

WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from FutureChurch Community Let us pray: Grant us, O God, A vision of your world as your love would have it: A world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor. A world where the riches of creation are honored and shared so everyone […]

Jan. 19: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -From the civil rights leader, John Lewis (1940-2020) Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. Know that the truth always leads to love and the […]

Jan. 18: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Sadly I have yet to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Perhaps you have seen it! Engraved on the statue are: Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. I was a drum major for […]

Jan. 17: In Joy & Sorrow with Father Bill

As we enter Ordinary Time, I would like to share with you a reflection by Ann Weems titled “It Is Not Over”, which concludes her book of reflections, Kneeling in Bethlehem. It is not over, this birthing. There are always newer skies into which God can throw stars. When we begin to think that we […]

Jan 17 Homily Connect: Come and See Jesus

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1SM 3:3B-10,19, 1COR 6:13C-15A, 17-20, JN 1:35-42 Scripture They said to him, “Rabbi” – which translated means Teacher-, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. My Brother and […]

Jan. 15: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from the website God be with us in our watching -and may our looking be attentive and focussed. God be with us in our looking -and may our seeing be sharp and clear. God be with us in our seeing -and may our understanding be deep […]

Jan. 14: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Ron Rolheiser’s book, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing What are the antibodies that create a healthy immune system within the body of Christ? If we can believe those who have been doctors of the soul, we create healthy antibodies when we silently suffer for each other, […]

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