Fr. Ed’s Corner

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time: “Lord, You are good and forgiving.”

Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. The Foundation for the Good News The fundamental reality that is the foundation for the good news is this truth, that the Lord our God is good and forgiving. If He were not, what would be our reason… Read more

July 16, 2017: The Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is now available online! Click here to listen. Why Our Lady of Mount Carmel? Praised be Jesus Christ! This is the standard greeting that members of the Carmelite Order often use to greet each other as well as visitors to their monasteries. This… Read more

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