Father Mike Russo

Father Mike Russo is the host of Sunday to Sunday, the preaching journey. He is a Roman Catholic priest and a retired professor of Communication Studies at Saint Mary's College of California where he taught journalism and political communication.

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  • September 20: Call on the Lord, He is Near. September 18, 2020
    “The Lord is near to all who call upon him.” Psalm 145:17-18 We are here in California at the beginnings of the fall harvest season, and today’s gospel parable concerns the vineyard owner who rewards his workers, even those who come late. If we are to follow Christ, we will become more like the generous landowner, […]
  • September 13: Slow to Anger, Rich in Compassion (24 A) September 11, 2020
    “The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.” Psalm 103, 1-2. In Matthew’s gospel, Peter asks Jesus, “How often must I forgive?” Jesus replies, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.” Thus, God’s mercy is without limit! The gospels contain heartfelt stories like the Good Samaritan and […]
  • September 6: A Quiet & Solitary Life (23 A) September 4, 2020
    “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Psalm 95, 1-2. Our lives require careful listening to God’s promptings. We should not shut ourselves off from God. Instead, we should listen to what God is telling us. In his letter to the Romans, Saint Paul commands us that we are to love our […]
  • August 30: Heavy-lifting! (22 A) August 28, 2020
    “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:21-27. We listen to Jesus’s challenging words about the cross and how “he who wishes to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for the Lord’s sake will find it.” This passage of Matthew’s […]