16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22, 2018 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we see the great compassion of God for His people. Compassion comes from the Latin words cum (with) and passio (to suffer or feel). To have compassion is to suffer with and feel the suffering of another....

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 15, 2018 Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us of the call to be holy. Sometimes we think there is a select group of people – to which we could not possibly belong – who are the “holy ones.” If we really live...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 8, 2018 Today we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel for today describes Jesus’ reception in Nazareth. The townsfolk are amazed by His teaching, but His reputation and wisdom astound them. They ask, “Where did He get all this?” They probably watched Jesus mature. They know...

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 1, 2018 Today we celebrate the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We believe in a God who, in Jesus, took on human flesh. Jesus of Nazareth literally touched people to heal them. Through us, members of His Body, the Church, He still can. The importance of healthy human touch...

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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 24, 2018 Today we would normally celebrate the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, but this year the Church celebrates the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist. We know His story. He leapt in the womb of his mother Elizabeth when Mary came to visit her. He...

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 17, 2018 Today we celebrate the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The great St. Augustine of Hippo told us to “pray as if all depended on God and work as if all depended on us.” That is a good definition of a faithful Christian. These words reflect what Jesus...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 10, 2018 Today we celebrate the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time. From now until the end of November we will be in what the Church calls, ‘Ordinary Time,’ as a way to distinguish it from the major seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. For the past two Sundays...

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 3, 2018 Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi.) Someone asked me why we have a Sunday dedicated to the Body & Blood of Christ. “Isn’t Holy Thursday, the night Jesus instituted this Sacrament the real feast?” Well, yes it...

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The Most Holy Trinity

May 27, 2018 Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This is the first of two feasts we celebrate in Ordinary Time following Pentecost. Next Sunday we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, (Corpus Christi). Today we focus on how...

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Pentecost Sunday

May 20, 2018 Today we celebrate the Day of Pentecost. With this day we come to the end of our glorious season of Easter. Pentecost celebrates the promise fulfilled that Jesus would ask the Father to send His fearful disciples another Advocate, and that’s just what happened in Jerusalem, fifty...

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