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July 16,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

“Yet just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down, and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, so shall my word be that goes ... Read More »

July 9,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." ... Read More »

July 2, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

The following article by Jason Mills might offer an interesting point of reflection as we celebrate the birth of our nation in a couple of days.

Catholic Social Teaching doesn’t map well onto American politics today. That's a feature, not a bug.

“I’m not,” declares the writer, “a liberal ... Read More »

JUNE 25, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

There are so many ways to mark the movement of time and our engagement with life. Our Church year begins with the First Sunday of Advent every year (November-December), and runs through the Feast of Christ the King (November). Our calendar year begins on January 1 and runs through ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Anne Wing

When I was first ordained and moved to California twenty-three years ago, a couple of parishioners from my first parish assignment met me at LAX. They were both actively involved as ministry leaders in the parish, and gradually we got to know each other well. In a certain sense, ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity June 11, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

It seems like an age has passed since we moved within the liturgical season of “Ordinary Time”. And even as we emerge from Lent and Easter, our initial Sundays celebrate significant Feasts of our church year, such as today’s Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

 It's curious to me ... Read More »

PENTECOST June 4, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Today marks our celebration of the great Feast of Pentecost. The Acts of the Apostles relates to us: “When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together and suddenly…” This moment of promises fulfilled in the coming of the Jesus-sent Spirit upon the believers ... Read More »

May 28,2017

Posted by Anne Wing

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them,"All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all ... Read More »

May 21, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Our first reading today reminds us once again of the importance of Baptism and its centrality in the life of the early believers. When we listen to such narratives as this in Church together, we can’t help but be attentive to the manner of our own experience and living ... Read More »

May 14, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

The passage in John’s Gospel that is sometimes referred to as the “Farewell Discourse”, is the context from which we take this Sunday’s gospel passage. Here we see Jesus sitting at table with this friends, preparing them for the time when he will no longer be with them in ... Read More »