Come Holy Spirit

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot accept…” John 14: 15-17 The Last Supper is Jesus’ LAST earthly encounter with His beloved companions. The later Resurrection appearances already … [Read more…]

I Will See It When I Believe It

“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”  John 14:23 Children seem to get it.  They seem to understand that God dwells in their hearts.  Of course, if you asked them how they know this they may look at … [Read more…]

Jesus Is The Way

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Are you saved?  Hopefully, the answer to this is “Yes” in three ways:  1) You were saved by grace through Baptism. 2) You continue to be saved by God’s grace and mercy as you freely … [Read more…]

God Is In Control

Jesus said to the crowds: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day.”  John 6:44 One thought that I have been ruminating upon during this time of quarantine is the God is in control. God is not a dictator or even … [Read more…]

Happy Easter

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the … [Read more…]

Times Are A Changing

Dear St. Peter Claver Family.  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Eastertide social distancing and staying home. We will eventually see the end of these “Stay at Home” orders and the Suspension of public Mass, but there will be changes with how we worship and socialize at our parish. We are still waiting for … [Read more…]

Were Not Our Hearts Burning Within Us?

With that, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?”  Luke24:31-32  Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. Luke 24:45 These two … [Read more…]