Browsing the 2020 archive of Weekly Reflections

Our Newest Holy Day

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/20/20

Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter be called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” St. Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who received visions from Jesus, including one of Jesus wearing a white garment with beams of red and white coming from His heart, which came to be known ... Read More »

God's Road Trip 

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/16/20


The apostles are despondent while walking in the road to Emmaus. ‘ we were hoping that he would be the one'.

When they recognize Jesus  in the breaking of the bread, they are filled with hope.

At this time, we are not able to partake  Jesus in the ... Read More »

Make Lent Matter

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/28/20

We'll be working hard.

It's normal to have a dirty face when we've been working. Whether we're gardening or cleaning the garage or attic, we often see the smears of dust and dirt on our faces when we go in to wash up. They are outward signs that we've ... Read More »


Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/27/20

I was regretting the past and fearing the future… Suddenly, my Lord was speaking:   “My name is I AM.” God paused. I waited. God continued, “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard, I am not there. My name is NOT, I WAS…. ... Read More »

One Word

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/02/20

Studies  tell us that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions  fail by February. 


Typically, resolutions are based on the person we are tired of being. With so many areas to choose from and change, the list becomes too long. Resolutions that try to change a negative, leave no room for growth.


What ... Read More »