3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 26, 2020 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we begin this season of Ordinary Time, we begin once again to learn the path of discipleship. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus hears of the arrest of His cousin, John the Baptist, and leaves Nazareth for a...

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 19, 2020 Today we celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. What happened to the First Sunday in Ordinary Time? Good question. The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord is the First Sunday in Ordinary Time. But, our learned liturgists still insist on making it part of the...

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Baptism of the Lord

January 12, 2020 Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Today ends the season of Christmas with Jesus being manifest as God’s Son. It is another ‘epiphany’ of Jesus’ true identity. In our first reading this weekend, the prophet Isaiah presents an unnamed servant; chosen, upheld, and pleasing to...

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Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord

January 5, 2020 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, with the visit of the Magi. In many parts of the world, Jan. 6th is their celebration of Christmas. Oftentimes called, “Little Christmas,” (the 12th day of Christmas), it is customary on this day to “chalk...

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The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

December 29, 2019 Today, within the Octave of Christmas, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We can never get enough Christmas! Today we continue to sing Christmas carols. The Memorial Poinsettias still decorate the altar. Yet we have the story of the flight...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 22, 2019 Today we celebrate the 4th and final Sunday of our Advent journey. Christmas is just three days away. The Church has been cleaned, decorated, and ready for the beautiful celebrations of the Lord’s Nativity. This weekend we hear of the Messiah coming from the line of David....

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019 Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of our Advent journey, traditionally known as “Gaudete,” or ‘Rejoicing Sunday.’ The purple of Advent is mingled with the upcoming white of Christmas to give us a “Rose” color. We light the third candle on our Advent Wreath, the rose one,...

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019 Today we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of our Advent journey. Today we are once again called to “Prepare the way of the Lord.” Our Old Testament reading is a message of hope, justice, and peace. The prophet Isaiah describes the coming of the One who will establish...

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First Sunday of Advent

December 1, 2019 Today we celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent. We begin a new Church Year and enter the season of expectant joy as we prepare once again for the coming the Lord. This season is a busy one for all of us and the preparation to receive Christ...

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Feast of Christ the King

November 24, 2019 Today we celebrate the 34th and last Sunday in Ordinary Time. We also celebrate this Sunday as the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Today’s reading paint a different picture of royalty than we might think of. First, we see King David as...

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