32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 10, 2019 Today we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. These final weeks of the Church’s year present us with several reflections on the life to come. This weekend we here of a gracious God who is ever with us to give us strength in Christ Jesus. None...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 3, 2019 Today we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week’s scriptures draw our attention once again to the wideness of God’s mercy. No matter how expansive our view of God’s merciful love may be, it will still fall short of the actual breadth of mercy God...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 27, 2019 Today we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings this weekend focus on the justice of God. Our society sometimes thinks justice means seeking revenge or retribution. This is opposed to God’s justice, which desires that all things be in harmony with each other. The...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 29, 2019 Today we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Woe to the complacent in Zion!” warns Amos in today’s first reading. To be complacent is to be pleased with the status quo, focused on self, without any regard for others. When we are complacent, we are full...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2019 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. During Lent I often hear, “I can’t wait for Sunday; then I can have what I gave up,” or “When Easter comes, I can stop doing what I took up for Lent.” These kinds of statements miss the...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2019 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. A group of priests went to Keystone Colorado for vacation. We soon learned that the mountains were challenging and we all needed to adjust to the altitude. The same can be said about the theme of this week’s...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 8, 2019 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our focus this weekend is on truly listening. In the same way we sometimes think that others are hearing us but not listening, God may likewise think the same; we hear, but don’t listen. Listening gives us a...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 1, 2019 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This weekend we learn an important lesson for being disciples of Christ; humility. The dictionary defines humility as, “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than anyone else.” The word ‘humility’ comes from the Latin...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 25, 2019 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. In all three of this weekend’s readings, those who have sinned are chastened in order that they might be worthy of salvation. In today’s Gospel, Jesus turns from parables about the Kingdom to requirements for entrance into it....

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Although the Feast of Pentecost was months ago, Jesus reminds us today that He came to set the world on fire. As members of His Body, born on Pentecost, that is work today. This year Smokey the Bear...

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