Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 20, 2019 Today we celebrate the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. So, when was the 1st Sunday? Good question. The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, while ending the Christmas season, is also considered the 1st Sunday of Ordinary Time. (Oh those liturgists!) Today we begin our annual...

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The Baptism of the Lord

January 13, 2019 Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. In the liturgical year today ‘officially’ ends the season of Christmas as Jesus is manifest once again. On Monday we return to Ordinary Time until our next major season, Lent, which starts late this year on March 6th. Last...

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

December 30, 2018 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This Sunday in the Octave of Christmas gives us another opportunity to reflect on the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and in a special way, to reflect on the families we have probably gathered with these past...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fourth and last Sunday of Advent. “Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room.” This is a message for us not only in these final hours of Advent before Christmas, but for every day. The prophet Micah prophecies that Bethlehem will be the place from...

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 16, 2018 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. In former days today was known as ‘Gaudete’ Sunday, or “Rejoicing Sunday.” We light the third candle on our Advent wreath which for today is Rose. The purple of Advent and the white of Christmas mingle to give us...

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 9, 2018 Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. This weekend we are introduced to the precursor of the Messiah, John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin. He was the voice crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His path.’ John was proclaiming a...

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First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2018 Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Happy New Year! The green of ordinary time is replaced with purple; not the purple of mourning and repentance, but the purple of expectant joy as we prepare for the nativity of our Lord. But, if all we do...

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Solemnity of Jesus Christ, Universal Lord and King

November 25, 2018 Today we celebrate the final Sunday in Ordinary Time. On what would be the 34th Sunday in Ordinary Time. the Church culminates our Liturgical year with the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, Universal Lord and King. This weekend is a fitting conclusion to our celebrations this past year....

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 18, 2018 Today we celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week we are just a week away from the end of another Liturgical Year of celebrating the birth, life, death, resurrection, and glory of our Lord. Next weekend we will celebrate the Feast of Christ the King....

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 11, 2018 Today we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week two widows feature prominently in our scripture readings and teach us something about putting God first. The widow of Sidon in our lesson from 1 Kings, offers hospitality expected in a culture without convenience stores and...

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