You Are Mine!

How many of us are familiar with the encounter game, Who Are You? The rules are simple, a partner asks you over and over again “who are you?” and you have to come up with a new and different answer every time. Who are you? I am Craig Swan. Who are you? I am a…

Come Out Into the Light

Since the days of Moses, God has been calling humanity into the light and ultimately into life itself.  After giving the laws to Moses, God ends by telling the Children of Israel, “on this day I give you blessing and curse, life and death, choose life.  In this morning’s reading from the Book of Numbers,…

Pick Up Your Cross and Be Healed

Growing up, I had the opportunity to spend vacations with my Grandparents in Hamden, Connecticut, a town just north of New Haven. As I have mentioned in previous homilies, some of my fondest memories of my grandfather include going to church with him at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven.  While my grandfather’s…

Marked as Christ’s Own For Ever

The following is a homily presented by Joshua Barrett, an OCC student attending St. Luke’s. Just this past September I made a very permanent decision. I got my first tattoo. It is a Jerusalem cross, with equally long sides and four smaller crosses in its corners. I was extremely excited for this symbol to be…