The King’s Authority

01-28-2024Weekly ReflectionDr. Scott Hahn

Last week, Jesus announced the kingdom of God is at hand. This week, in mighty words and deeds, He exercises His dominion—asserting royal authority over the ruler of this world, Satan (see John 12:31).

Notice that today’s events take place on the sabbath. The sabbath was to be an everlasting sign—both of God’s covenant love for His creation (see Exodus 20:8–11; 31:12–17), and His deliverance of His covenant people, Israel, from slavery (see Deuteronomy 6:12–15).


Following Him

01-21-2024Weekly ReflectionDr. Scott Hahn

The calling of the brothers in today’s Gospel evokes Elisha’s commissioning by the prophet Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:19–21).

As Elijah comes upon Elisha working on his family’s farm, so Jesus sees the brothers working by the seaside. And as Elisha left his mother and father to follow Elijah, so the brothers leave their father to come after Jesus.


A farewell message from Fr. Chris

01-13-2024Weekly ReflectionFr. Chris Bae

Dear Parishioners,

It was my great joy and privilege to serve at St. Columbkille for the last 6 years. I have truly had a blessed time here. Especially, I thank God for the grace He poured upon us when we were going through the challenging time during Pandemic. Because of that grace, we were able to stay together and worship together. I will greatly miss all of you!


Newborn King

01-07-2024Weekly ReflectionDr. Scott Hahn

Today the child born on Christmas is revealed to be the long-awaited king of the Jews.

As the priests and scribes interpret the prophecies in today’s Gospel, He is the ruler expected from the line of King David, whose greatness is to reach to the ends of the earth (see Micah 5:1–3; 2 Samuel 5:2).

Jesus is found with His mother, as David’s son, Solomon, was enthroned alongside his Queen Mother (see 1 Kings 2:19). And the magi come to pay Him tribute, as once kings and queens came to Solomon (see 1 Kings 10:2,25).

His coming evokes promises that extend back to Israel’s beginnings.

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