Browsing the June 2020 archive of Sunday Reflections

June 28, 2020 - 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 6/26/20

From 1987-92 I served as Pastor of ST VINCENT DEPAUL CHURCH IN Newport News.  The parish was demographically not unlike we are at ST PAUL’S, A HEARTY MIX OF African American persons and families and the rest looked like me.  I had been raised in a Navy family and ... Read More »

12th Sunday of Easter - June 21, 2020 - Deacon John Tucker

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 6/20/20

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light.”  The imagery of darkness and light is one that is prevalent in Catholic theology.  In the early days of the Church, Catechumens underwent three years of study and preparation to be received ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ - Sunday, June 14, 2020

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 6/12/20

As you know, one thing that is different between us Catholics and our Protestant brothers and sisters is the centralness of the Eucharistic meal for us, and the centralness of the word for them.  Not that we negate the word, but being in communion and receiving the body and ... Read More »

June 7, 2020 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 6/05/20

Human Beings have an innate need to know and meet God.  We know in our hearts that there is some being far greater than ourselves.  Our human language, tough, is always inadequate in describing our relationship with that God.  So we use words like Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  ... Read More »