Posts by Fr. Jared

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Consider This

by Fr. Jared

It was one of the most radical teachings of Jesus: salvation is for all God’s people – even the Gentiles! Most of the people whose paths Jesus crossed were appalled at the notion that the Gentiles were their equals. This was a new teaching that challenged the faith and mindset of the people to whom […]

Consider This

by Fr. Jared

“Dear catechists, may the Lord give us the grace to be renewed every day by the joy of the first proclamation to us: Jesus died and is risen, Jesus loves us personally! It is the Paschal proclamation, the first proclamation: the Lord Jesus is risen, the Lord Jesus loves you, and he has given his […]

The Eyes and Hands of Christ

by Fr. Jared

Called by Christ to be his eyes and hands, we believe that every life is sacred. THE POOR: On behalf of all of us at McAuley Ministries, thank you for your generous gift of 25 filled backpacks as part of Operation Chillout. Gifts like this enable us to fulfill our mission of providing the basic […]

To Rekindle or Extinguish?

by Fr. Jared

 Our Wednesday Bible study of Mark’s Gospel will resume in February. So far, we’ve explored Mark’s focus on Jesus’s identity, power, and authority – the miracles, the healings, and the exorcisms. We’ve also been drawn in to the conflict between Jesus and the religious authorities, who have begun to plot against him and plan for […]

Pass It Down

by Fr. Jared

  Next Thursday, January 26, the church celebrates the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, who were co-workers of Saint Paul. They were evangelists and teachers whom Paul commissioned to oversee the early Christian communities in Ephesus (Timothy) and Crete (Titus). As you know, Paul often addressed the early Christian communities in his letters. In the […]

Reflection

by Fr. Jared

  “He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed him.” Peter, Andrew, James, and John’s lives would never be the same. They were going about their usual business–fishing on the Sea of Galilee–when Jesus approached them and said, “Come after me.” And that’s just what they did. “At once they […]

Christ Above Me…

by Fr. Jared

…CHRIST ABOVE ME, CHRIST BENEATH ME, CHRIST ON MY RIGHT, CHRIST ON MY LEFT… – St. Patrick    After singing “What Child Is This” during the Christmas season, John the Baptist gives us the answer in this week’s Gospel: this child is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” What a […]

Reflection

by Fr. Jared

“Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” John the Baptist had an important message to impart. He was called by God to prepare the people of Israel to recognize Jesus’ true identity. In a sense, he helped establish credibility for Christ by confirming that he was in fact the […]

That’s a Wrap

by Fr. Jared

Thank you to the many people who were involved in our Christmas weekend celebrations. The liturgy and environment teams treat our Christmas Masses as if they were hosting them in their own homes with so much time, care, thought, and love put into every detail. The music ministers plan and prepare all month long for […]

That Time of Year

by Fr. Jared

With so many viruses and infections and bugs going around, it’s time for the annual reminder that drinking from the cups during Communion is totally optional, and no one receives any additional grace by drinking from the cups after they have received the host. There are very reasonable concerns that lead people to refrain from […]