07.20.2014. A Tribute to the Effectiveness of God's Word. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

In today's first reading there is a tribute to the effectiveness of God's word. The Prophet Isaiah tells us that God's word will not come back void, but do God's will. The message behind the reading therefore, is that the word of God has a purpose; a purpose that is to be realized every time we hear the word.

07.13. 2014. The Impact of Peter and Paul upon the Church of Jesus Christ. By Reverend Andrew C.Smith, Jr.

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. The impact of Peter and Paul upon the Church of Jesus Christ cannot be overstated. In today's first reading from the Acts of the Apostles we learn that King Herod had James killed by the sword. He then had Peter put in prison under guard of four squards of four soldiers each. King Herod had planned a similar fate for Peter, but God intervened.

06.22.2014. The Feast of Corpus Christi. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

Good morning Holy Angels,

Today we celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (feast of Corpus Christi).

In the Gospel passage today Jesus is really explaining what takes place during the Last Supper and every Mass. It is another take on the Last Supper, looking at the Last Supper from another angle so that we get a fuller understanding.

06.22.2014. God Wants Your Garbage. By Deacon Bruce McElrath.

God Wants Your Garbage

Once a week, a truck moves slowly down our alley, pausing at every house. Full and sometimes overflowing garbage containers are picked up, emptied into the truck, and returned to each house. During the next week, as the rubbish accumulates and the odor increases, we become eager for the return of the garbage truck.

06.01.2014. The Feast of Ascension. By Reverend Andrew C. Smith, Jr.

Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension. After the resurrection, Jesus taught his disciples about God’s kingdom for forty days (Acts 1:3) and then he was “taken up” to heaven (Acts 1:2, 11). The cross and empty tomb are at the very heart of the gospel message proclaimed by Jesus’s followers throughout history (1 Corinthians 15:1–4).

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