October 1, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

When I was a youngster growing up in my home parish in the West of Ireland, I remember the time that the parish priest introduced envelopes to parishioners for their weekly contributions. What happened was quite remarkable, and it has stayed with me all these years. Before we had ... Read More »

September 17, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Last weekend I began a conversation with our parish community concerning the importance of Stewardship as a constitutive element of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. I spoke (at length, some of you reminded me afterwards) of the importance of our participation in the life of ... Read More »

September 10, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.  (Rom 13:8)

For different reasons I have been given cause to reflect recently on the incredible and marvelous ways in which we are blessed here at Our Lady of Lourdes. ... Read More »

September 3, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

On this Labor Day weekend, it might be appropriate to reflect a little on the nature and meaning of human work.

According to the website of the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the ... Read More »

August 27, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

“I will place the key of the House of David on Eliakim's shoulder; when he opens, no one shall shut, when he shuts, no one shall open.” (Is 22:22)

“I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in ... Read More »

August 20, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

This past week we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption, and in our Church, it is a “Holy Day of Obligation”. People often ask me why we still have “Holy Days of Obligation”, and perhaps as we are “bouncing off” our most recent one, it might be worthwhile to ... Read More »

August 13, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

"O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

If anyone was to ask me to whom Jesus addressed these words in the gospel, I’d be the first to say it was to Thomas. After all, it’s “doubting Thomas”, right? But I’d be wrong. No, these words were addressed ... Read More »


Posted by Anne Wing

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid."

Today’s Feast of the Transfiguration offers us a momentary ... Read More »

July 30, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

“Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?” (1 Kings 3:9)

This prayer of Solomon is a profound expression of the inadequacy of the human person before many of ... Read More »

July 23, 2017

Posted by Anne Wing

Today’s gospel passage allows us to reflect on yet another aspect of Christian discipleship. Here we have Jesus sharing a teaching moment, a parable, with his followers in which he narrates that the good work that is done in the name of God is often compromised by devilish intentionality.

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