Fr. Ed’s Corner

Pentecost: “Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink!”

He is Risen! Jesus has returned to the Father, and now He sends us His Holy Spirit. His gracious respect for our free will is once again shown—in this Gospel for the Vigil of Pentecost, He offers an invitation to choose to come to Him and drink. Always inviting, always accompanying us on our journey,… Read more

Ascension: “You Will Be My Witnesses!”

He is Risen! The Lord Jesus now prepares to depart, to return to His Throne in Glory, and in this section of the Acts of the Apostles He is giving His farewell instruction to the Apostles. He has, on several different occasions, spoken to them about the Holy Spirit, but what that means to them… Read more

6th Sunday of Easter: “He will give you another Advocate!”

He is Risen! During the time that the Lord Jesus spent with His disciples after the Resurrection, He gave them news which at first must have been heartbreaking: that He was leaving, returning to His Father. But in the Gospel we hear this Sunday, we are reminded of His promise that He will not leave… Read more

Mother’s Day: HE IS RISEN!

He is Risen! As we continue to celebrate the Easter Season, we take some time to honor our mothers. The first ones we honor on this day, of course, are our own mothers, which can lead to some very poignant moments at Christ the King, given that so many of our mothers have died. We… Read more

Mercy Sunday: “HE IS RISEN!”

He is Risen! This simple phrase encompasses the most important event in the history of the Universe. He is Risen! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords Who died on the Cross for us has been restored to life! We begin celebrating this incomparable fact at the Easter Vigil, as the Fire is kindled,… Read more

Easter: “HE IS RISEN!”

He is Risen! This simple phrase encompasses the most important event in the history of the Universe. He is Risen! The King of Kings and Lord of Lords Who died on the Cross for us has been restored to life! Those who were present during the events of His Passion and Death could not imagine… Read more

5th Sunday of Lent: I Will Open Your Graves

“I will open your graves and have you rise from them!” That sounds like an offer we cannot or at least should not refuse! The Jews heard that word during a difficult time for them. They were exiled, far from their Land of Israel, and yet here was this prophet giving them this word of… Read more

4th Sunday of Lent: Laetare Sunday: “The Lord is My Shepherd!”

  “The Lord is my shepherd!” Does this make you joyful? Certainly this amazing acclamation from the great King David can give us cause for joy! King David knew, from his extensive experience with that challenging task, that to have a shepherd who is absolutely committed to your well being and is competent to carry… Read more

3rd Sunday of Lent: “Give Me a Drink!”

“Give Me a drink;” such an innocent request, one that wouldn’t raise any questions. Yet when the Lord Jesus asks the Samaritan woman for a drink, it starts a chain of events that not only results in her conversion, but that of her entire village. In the first reading, we hear this request being placed… Read more