16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 21, 2019 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Letter to the Hebrews 13:2 we find, “Do not neglect hospitality, since through it, some have unknowingly entertained angels.” Likely, the author of Hebrews has today’s first reading in mind. The first reading and Gospel passage...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 7, 2019 Today we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Last weekend we heard Jesus tell His disciples about the cost of following Him. This weekend our Gospel from St. Luke has Jesus sending out 72 of His disciples to prepare the way for Jesus. (Luke is the...

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 30, 2019 Today we celebrate the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we embark on our annual journey with Jesus over the summer months, relearning, and perhaps rediscovering, the call to discipleship, we begin this weekend learning the “Cost” of following. When following Jesus calls us to live in...

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Corpus Christi

June 23, 2019 Today, in place of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, in times past known as Corpus Christi. We celebrated the institution of the Eucharist on Holy Thursday, but this was during Passion Week and...

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Trinity Sunday

June 16, 2019 Today, in place of the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate one of two major feasts following Pentecost. Today is Trinity Sunday. Next weekend we will celebrate Corpus Christi. We believe the Holy Trinity to be three Persons in one God. Of primary importance is their...

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Pentecost Sunday

June 9, 2019 Today we celebrate the wild and wonderful Feast of Pentecost. We recall the promised gift of the Father to Jesus’ disciples, hunkered down in the Upper Room, praying as Jesus had told them. Then what appeared to be tongues of fire descended on them and a strong...

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The Ascension of the Lord

June 2, 2019 Today we would normally celebrate the Seventh Sunday of Easter. Several years ago the bishops of the Missouri Province agreed to move Ascension Day to a Sunday, thus replacing the 7th Sunday of Easter. Today we recall Jesus’ return to the Father. His Death and Resurrection completed,...

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6th Sunday of Easter

May 26, 2019 Today we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter. As we draw closer to the end of the Easter Season we hear Jesus readying His friends for His departure at the Ascension, (next weekend). He consoled them with the promise of the Holy Spirit, whom He and the...

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5th Sunday of Easter

May 19, 2019   Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter. As we continue our joyful Easter season, our readings this weekend remind us that though the Resurrection moved Jesus to a place beyond His mortal Body, we still believe that God took on our flesh in Him. Jesus...

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4th Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2019 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This is also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” as the readings on this day focus our attention on Jesus as the Good Shepherd. We celebrate the fact that the voice of Jesus our Good Shepherd still speaks to us...

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