Reflection: Christmas 2022

Dear Friends For Christmas Eve and Day, the lectionary offers two choices for the gospel. I usually use Luke’s account, the one most people know well, thanks to Christmas carols and cards and creches. The other choice for the gospel on Christmas, which we will be...
Reflections: Decorating for Christmas

Reflections: Decorating for Christmas

Dear Friends One of our family Christmas traditions was to drive through the neighborhoods and streets in Corona which were known for their extravagant front lawn Christmas decorations and lights. They never failed to impress and delight us. But sometimes, less is...
Reflections: St. Nicholas

Reflections: St. Nicholas

Dear Friends, Last week, I shared some thoughts about your patron saint, St. Andrew. If my seminary had a patron saint, a good choice would be St. Nicholas, whose feast is today. Let me explain. Nicholas was Bishop of Myra (now Turkey). He died on December 6th, 342....