25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 17, 2021 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our first reading from the Prophet Isaiah suggests that even after their exile in Babylon had ended, Israel still struggled to be faithful to God. While there are no limits to His mercy, that forgiveness must be sought...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 13, 2020 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. When we think about it, God has generously provided for us, and continues to shower us with His merciful love. As beloved sons and daughters, and disciples of Jesus we are called to be merciful and generous with...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 6, 2020 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we continue learning Discipleship 101, this week we get to a ‘tricky’ lesson on and often described as fraternal correction. In the first reading, God reminds Ezekiel how crucial his prophetic task is by use of the...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 30, 2020 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Most of us think we understand how things should go; we have an instinct about how life should go. There are times, however, when the unexpected calls and we need to release our grasping and our certainty. That...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 23, 2020 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. As our journey continues we are given a question to answer this weekend. It’s the same one He asked His disciples in Caesarea Phillipi that only one was bold enough to answer, “Who do YOU say that I...

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2020 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are told to be persistent in our prayer and we learn the reward for such persistence. In today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah, we hear of God’s promise to bring foreigners, “Gentiles” into the fold with...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 9, 2020 Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In both the first reading and the Gospel we see the powerful presence of God. In the first reading the prophet Elijah has just bested Queen Jezebel’s prophets and is given death threats. He runs to Horeb where...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 2, 2020 Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We reflect on hunger and thirst. With the heat we have been having, we all know the importance of staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water. But today we reflect on the deeper hunger and thirst for purpose...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2020 Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our summer course of Discipleship 101 continues this weekend with the Master teaching us to ponder what really matters. With the pandemic continuing and racial tensions continuing to be daily news, (and the oppressive heat) maybe this is...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 19, 2020 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our focus this weekend is “Who Knows?” We oftentimes don’t know what we don’t know when it comes to making judgments about others. God alone knows us and everyone else. We need to learn an important lesson: to...

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