St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

Podcast for St. Thomas of the Apostle Parish.

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Peter was a prominent figure in the community in which Matthew lived. It is only in Matthew’s gospel that Jesus calls Simon Peter the “rock” on which He will build His Church; it is only in Matthew’s ...
August 13, 2020
There is a devout tradition that when two Jewish people sit together to discuss the words of the Torah, God’s presence is with them. Jesus makes a related but different claim. He declares that where t...
August 12, 2020
The questions people ask often uncover their values, their priorities, and what they think is most important in life. When His disciples asked Jesus the question, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom o...
August 11, 2020
Back in the year 258, Saint Lawrence offered the wealth of the Church to those who had nothing of their own. Lawrence was the chief deacon—the archdeacon—of the Diocese of Rome. Part of the responsibi...
August 10, 2020
Many years ago, Roger Bannister was a track star at Oxford University. He was such a good runner that his coach believed he could break the four-minute mile, an accomplishment unattained by anyone to ...
August 9, 2020
In today’s Gospel passage, three people express interest in becoming followers of Jesus, but they seem unaware of what is involved or any sense of its importance. Two of them claim they have important...
August 8, 2020
Jesus often spoke paradoxically. One of the most noticeable paradoxes occurred when Jesus said, “Whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” In ...
August 7, 2020
Peter, James, and John are privileged to go with Jesus atop the mountain where he is transfigured in front of them. What an amazing sight it must have been: Jesus talking with Moses and Elijah right b...
August 6, 2020
Once again, we have witnessed an encounter between Jesus and the Pharisees. They came to Jesus complaining about how poorly His disciples were keeping the rituals of cleanliness that they believed are...
August 4, 2020
In typical human fashion, Jesus' disciples were tempted to follow the easiest way out of trouble. In yesterday's Gospel, we heard how His disciples came to Him with the suggestion, "This is a deserted...
August 3, 2020

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