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Day by Day with Father Bill

July 27: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Giannis’ thoughts on ego are spot on. His words are wise beyond his age. Be humble of heart, as Jesus was humble of heart. “When you focus on the past, that’s your ego.” pic.twitter.com/XKiRMA8Ux2 — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 17, 2021 Pope Francis’ thoughts on sports as […]

July 26: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNE, PARENTS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY from Pope Francis’ Message on the First World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly, July 25, 2021 Tradition has it that Saint Joachim, the grandfather of Jesus, felt estranged from those around him because he had no children; his life, like […]

July 24/25: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition: In Joy & Sorrow  Given that the Memorial of the Parents of Mary and the Grandparents of Jesus, Joachim and Anne is celebrated on July 26 in the Universal Church, Pope Francis has designated this Sunday as the first World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly. Each year, this Day of Prayer will […]

July 23: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE SIXTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   THE DAWNING by George Herbert   Awake sad heart, whom sorrow ever drowns;      Take up thine yes, which feed on earth; Unfold thy forehead gather’d into frowns:      Thy Saviour comes, and with him mirth:                 […]

July 22: Day by Day with Father Bill

FEAST OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, Apostle to the Apostles Saint Mary Magdalene by Rev Malcolm Guite Men called you light so as to load you down, And burden you with their own weight of sin, A woman forced to cover and contain Those seven devils sent by Everyman. But one man set you free and took […]

July 21: Day by Day with Father Bill

WEDNESDAY OF THE SIXTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   All this is God, right her in my pea-green house each morning and I mean, though often forget, to give thanks, to faint down by the kitchen table in a prayer of rejoicing as the holy birds at the kitchen  window peck into their marriage of […]

July 20: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE SIXTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME from Pope Francis’ homily, Holy Mass for Families, Ecuador, July 6, 2015   And this is the good news: the finest wines are yet to be tasted; for families, the richest, deepest and most beautiful things are yet to come. The time is coming when we will […]

July 19: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE SIXTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME A Prayer to God of Many Names by Nancy Schaffer Because she wanted  everyone to feel included in her prayer, she said right at the beginning several names for the Holy: Spirit, she said, Holy  One, Mystery, God But then thinking these weren’t enough ways of addressing that which cannot […]

July 17/18: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

As I sit down to write this weekend edition of In Joy and Sorrow, on Monday afternoon (7/12), I am hoping that the Communication Task Force (CTF), with help from Emily Jenks, who is our Minister for Neighborhood Outreach and Parish Vitality and who represents the Senior Leadership Team on the CTF, were able to […]

July 16: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME BE LOVE DAY A Pledge I acknowledge three things: (1) The violence, oppression, inequity, injustice, and hate in our world has to stop. (2) I have a responsibility and role to play in creating social change for a more just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world. (3) The […]

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