First Sunday of Lent February 21, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022121.cfm ———— Greeting:         You can tell the Church has changed its mood. Our color is purple — a color that we use to mark repentance andContinue Reading

Ash Wednesday February 17, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021721.cfm —————————— Homily: Our God is a god of peace.  Our God yearns for unity among all people.  God wants to heal all division.  The key to peaceContinue Reading

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 14, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32; 1 Cor 10:31—11:1; Mk 1:40-45 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021421.cfm —————————————————————– Greeting: Have you ever been ostracized, cast aside, made to feel like you did not belong?  If we haven’t ever felt it asContinue Reading

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 7, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 147: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/020721.cfm — Greeting:           Last Sunday we were invited to get in touch with how God calls us to be prophets, right from ourContinue Reading

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MAReadings: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-25; Mark 1:21-28 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/013121.cfm — Greeting:           Today we are going to hear about prophecy.  Did you know that at your baptism you were anointed with the call to beContinue Reading

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) Sunday, January 24, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 :https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012421.cfm Greeting:             God has indeed chosen you, and chosen me!  And we have been chosen for something special. The nitty grittyContinue Reading

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Sunday, January 17, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MAReadings:  1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; John 1:35-42 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm Greeting:             Last week we commemorated Jesus’ baptism, the turning point in his life, after which he began his public ministry. Continue Reading

Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 10, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings:  Isaiah 55:1-11; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-38; Mark 1:7-11 Greeting:  Today we celebrate Jesus’ Baptism, which marks the beginning of Jesus’ public life of ministry. For after he was baptized, he then gathered disciples to himselfContinue Reading

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, January 3, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010321.cfm ——————————————————————- Greeting:           Today is the feast of Epiphany!  It’s when we remember the Magi (the Wise Men, or the Three Kings), who journeyed aContinue Reading

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God January 1, 2021 St. Anselm Church – Sudbury, MA Readings: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67: Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010121.cfm “And Mary reflected on all these things in her heart.”  I wonder what that reflection looked like, what it felt like to her. We hearContinue Reading