Fr O'Neill and Fr Silva away Monday - Wednesday on Priest Convocation. No Daily Masses - Deacon Peter and Deacon Bill will perform Communion Services at 8:00am each day. Please pray for our priests...

Fr O'Neill's Daily Mass Reflections

October 2017

Oct 12

Thursday October 12, 2017 - Week 27

Malachi is a prophet who preached in Jerusalem post exile and rebuilding of the Temple (early 400's BC).  The city itself had not been rebuilt and the Jewish people where following suit from all the way back to the beginning of their covenant with God.  They were distracted by the secular world around them and began to turn away...
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Oct 11

Wednesday October 11 - Week 27

Inspite of Jonah's petulant attitude, the people of Nineneh repent and are saved from their punishment. Jonah sits outside the city angry that they had been saved despite his half hearted efforts.  He is also alngry that the plant that sprouted up that gave him shade from the heat had wilted and died. God chastised him saying you care more...
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Oct 9

Tuesday October 10 - Week 27

God uses some Divine Persuation and does a whale of a job casting his line and reeling Jonah in to seeing things His way.  He may not have undertaken his new responsibilites of prophet to the people of Nineveh with best attitude and intentions, however, surprisingly he was quite successful and the whole city, even the King repented in...
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Oct 9

Monday October 9 - Week 27

The readings today focus on commitment of the faithful. We accept the potential benefits of being a Christian, (unconditional love and forgiveness and heaven) but are we willing to walk the walk as they say, in our day to day lives - it is there that our faith plays itself out.  God commands Jonah to preach the message of...
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Oct 7

Saturday October 7 - Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Both the readings today and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary emphasize the need for and the power of prayer. Humble prayer and child like trust in God's unconditional love employers the faithful to overcome the will of Satan. The evil one cannot do something to us that we do nor slow now can he take from us anything we Dio not...
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Oct 5

Friday October 6 - Week 26

Our readings today cause us to reflect about the fruit we have produced from the great gift of faith we have been given.  Jesus says "Woe to you" to two towns, Chorazin and Bethsaida, who had personally witnessed his ministry and miracles and still rejected him. Then he goes on to compare them to Tyre and Sidon who although they...
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Oct 5

Wednesday October 4 - Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Saint a Day App from App Store St. Francis of Assisi Francis was born in Assisi, Italy, in 1181 or 1182. The son of a wealthy cloth merchant, he dressed himself in the finest clothes and spent money freely. He was popular and fun-loving, spending his time and money throwing parties for his friends. Seeking adventure and glory, Francis went to...
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Oct 1

Monday October 2 - Feast of the Guardian Angels

The disciples asked Jesus who is the great in the Kingdom of heaven.  Jesus called a little child to himself and said, "It is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs."  So on one level he is saying that unless you accept him with child like innocence, you will not be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven....
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