Click here to download and listen to this homily (11 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Today we hear the story of how John the Baptist is martyred. Those in power often use violence to say in power. Jesus comes to show us that love and non-violence is the only way to build the God's Kingdom. Let us learn to love as Jesus loves us.
Readings: Sirach 47:2-11; Psalm 18; Mark 6:14-29
"Through the intercession of St Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and every other illness." ~ Blessing for the Feast of St. Blaise