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Fr. Simi’s Reflections

December 4th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11)             Our Lord speaks to us through Matthew’s gospel. Matthew is a Jew who believes that all of the Old Testament promises and anticipation that is perfectly...

November 27th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” (Matthew 24:32)             Today begins a new liturgical year. Our readings for today’s Mass continues with the themes from the end of the last liturgical...

November 13th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” (Luke 21:19)             We have arrived in Jerusalem. We see here the end of Jesus journey unfold into a new beginning. Jesus’ road to Calvary ends violently but on the third day Jesus...

November 6th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters,   “He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive." (Luke 20:38)             We have arrived in Jerusalem. We listen to our Lord teaching us from within the setting of the temple area in the midst of the...

October 30th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house,” (Luke 19:5).           Here is a famous story that well illustrates for us the deep meaning of our Lord’s suffering, death and resurrection in Jerusalem. After having...

October 23rd 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, 'O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ (Luke 18:13)             We have clarified for us once again the necessity of our Lord’s suffering, death and resurrection in Jerusalem: we cannot save ourselves. No one human being is righteous...

October 16th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, “Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? “ (Luke 18:7).             We have come to understand more deeply now that everything our Lord is teaching us now...

October 9th 2022

Dear brothers and sisters, As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. (Luke 17:11-12)             Our Lord has been revealing to us through parables heard in the past few...