27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 2, 2022 Today we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Faith, trust, obligation, and vision seem to be the themes running through all our readings this weekend. In the time of the Prophet Habakuk things looked pretty bleak. Today’s reading is a lament for what the people are...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s first reading from the Book of the Prophet Amos begins with the image of the complacent, lying on beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches. (Kind of sounds like pastors on Sunday afternoon after Masses.) He goes on to...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 18, 2022 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we hear the readings for this weekend they challenge us to honesty and compassion for those less fortunate. In our fist reading, he prophet Amos speaks of those who trample upon the poor and needy, who cheat...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 11, 2022 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This weekend’s Scriptures reveal to us a God who, despite our erring ways, loves us nonetheless. In today’s first reading from Exodus, we hear a conversation between Moses and God on Mount Horeb. It’s an interesting dialogue. As...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 4, 2022 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Once again Jesus teaches us about discipleship and its cost. We can’t skirt the issue. Jesus is clear, “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” Then Jesus uses logic to...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28, 2022 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we continue Discipleship 101 our lesson this weekend seems to be the virtue of humility. Disciples of Jesus must be like Him, ‘meek and humble of heart.’ In today’s first reading from Sirach we are instructed to...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 21, 2022 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. As I peruse this week’s scriptures a line from the old hymn, When the Saints Go Marching In; “O Lord, I want to be in that number!” I hope this our goal. In today’s first reading, the prophet...

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 14, 2022 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Several themes arise from this week’s Scriptures. In our first reading, the prophet Jeremiah is arrested for preaching the message God has given him. He is cast into a cistern and sinks in the mud. He must have...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 7, 2022 Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Two themes emerge in this week’s Scriptures; the theme of Faith, and the call to be about our mission with hearts set on the eternal promise. In today’s first reading from Wisdom we are given an insight into...

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 31, 2022 Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. After a break from the oppressive heat of mid-July we enjoyed a nice week. Our readings this weekend teach us the lesson that, “One’s life does not consist of possessions.” Our first reading from Ecclesiastes speaks of “vanity.”...

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