Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on John 14:1-6 is by Bill Damato. Bill was a religious Brother from 1961 to 1996. He served as Director of Formation & Recruitment, Educator, Secondary President, and Director of Institutional Advancement. Bill has provided mental health services in underserved regions in Appalachia; he was the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on Acts 12:24-13:5a is by Fr. Robert Sherry. Father Robert was ordained a priest for Rockford Diocese in 1966. He served in several parishes and schools and as Vocations Director. He founded Church of Holy Apostles in 1989; served with USCCB and as Chaplain at Dynamic Catholic Institute and Cruise ships; and...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on John 10:22-30 is by John Willig. John received an engineering degree from Marquette University and followed it with a 40-year career at his family business. Since retirement, John has volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul, The Little Sisters of the Poor, a clothing center serving the needy, and as a...

Believe in the Love of Christ Fr. Michael calls on us to be joyful this Easter season. In the face of life's challenges it is easy to quickly forget that Jesus is reborn. Embrace this season of joy. Click above, or the image below today's Gospel reading, to hear the 2022 Season of Joy Easter reflections. Click here, or the image below...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on Acts 9:1-20 is by Terry O'Connell. Terry has been happily married to his wife Cindy for 44 years. They have 3 children and 3 grand children. He's a retired senior executive who worked for Time Warner Cable for 30 years. His hobbies include golf (which he enjoys most often), fishing...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on Acts 8:26-40 is by Fr. Michael Rossman, SJ. Fr. Michael is a Jesuit priest currently working on a doctorate at the Gregorian University in Rome. He is a native of Iowa and a graduate of Notre Dame, Loyola Chicago, and Boston College. He shares a video each week at amdg.substack.com. God Is...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on John 6:22-29 is by Susan Carson. Susan is a writer, speaker, spiritual director and Founder of Roots & Branches Network, a ministry creating safe space for transformational encounters with Jesus through listening prayer. Susan is author of rooted (IN): Thriving in Connection with God, Yourself, and Others, and host of the rooted (IN).ten.tionally...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on John 6:16-21 is by Tammy Bundy. Tammy is the author of several books, including Lessons from the School of Suffering with Fr. Jim Willig, and the recent picture book, Lullaby Prayer. Her weekly column has appeared on EWTN global Catholic radio. You can follow her on all social media platforms,...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on John 14:6-14 is by Deacon Ron Yurkus. Deacon Ron, ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Joliet, follows in the footsteps of St. Stephen and Francis of Assisi. In addition to ministering at St. Petronille Church, Ron was employed as hospice chaplain, volunteer state police chaplain and occasionally served...

Do You Love Me? In this Gospel of de je vu all over again Jesus asks Peter, "Do you love me?" Scroll down to read an excerpt from the Gospel and click the links below or subscribe via your favorite podcast app to get today's Gospel Study: Do You Love Me? Click here or the graphic below to hear today's...

Season of Joy Today's Season of Joy reflection on Acts 8:1b-8 is by Tom Orth. Tom is a retired high school teacher, coach, and parish catechist. He's been married for 42 years. Both his wife Marybeth and he were Jesuit educated at Xavier University in Cincinnati, parishioners at St. Patrick Historic Black Catholic Church in Charleston, S.C., members of...

Good Shepherd Fr. Jim muses that in the animal world, the sheep are not the most wise of creatures and so for us to be compared to the sheep is not a great compliment. The sheep are often weak and foolish, a comparison that we must admit often fits us as well. Listen for Fr. Jim's...

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