Our Christmas Eve Broadcast of Mass will begin at 4:45 p.m. December 24, 2020 with Rev. Thomas Curry, O.S.B., pastor of Saint Vincent Basilica Parish as celebrant.
Saint Vincent Seminary and College alumnus Larry J. Kulick, J.C.L., has been named Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Greensburg by Pope Francis. “The entire Benedictine Community at Saint Vincent and beyond extends heartfelt congratulations to Bishop-elect Larry J. Kulick as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg,” said Rt. Rev. Martin de Porres Bartel, […]
The celebration of the Holy Family is the Sunday after Christmas and is one that puts the birth of Jesus into an important context for us. When God sent his Son he did not mysteriously appear out of nowhere, nor did he drop down to earth from Heaven. Jesus is the second person of the […]
This Christmas eve the source of hope we have all been living on has arrived with our commemoration of the birth of our Lord Jesus in the humble manger in Bethlehem. The creator of time is born in time; the one who fashioned the universe becomes part of it. As we conclude a year unlike […]
At the end of a year no one will ever forget we come today to the final Sunday before Christmas and hear a Gospel promise about God’s fidelity to his people—something we can all appreciate in these challenging times. In fact, we hear similar promises made in the first reading from the Second Book of […]
The Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas Season. In a few short weeks we have gone from the baby in the manger to the thirty-year-old Jesus preparing to begin his ministry. This Baptism of Jesus by John was not Baptism as we understand it as a Sacrament of Initiation that takes away Original Sin and makes us members of God’s family.
With the best of wheat he fills us. We are so well fed all along the journey to the heavenly Jerusalem with the Bread of Heaven. We glorify the LORD, we who are the New Jerusalem, his bride, his beloved. He has strengthened the bars of our gates and blessed the children among us.
Who doesn’t experience some kind of fraud and violence. Actually, fraud is a kind violence because it violates a person’s mind. When someone is a fraud that person deliberately tries to deceive others about his true identity. Fraud then is mental violence. The LORD comes to rescue his people from all such violence. He comes to redeem us.