4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 29, 2023 Today we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time. This weekend’s scriptures give us words like lowly, humble, meek, poor in spirit, merciful, humility and peace. Each one of these would be good to spend time reflecting upon. In today’s first reading the prophet Zephaniah calls people...

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2023 Today we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. This week’s first reading and Gospel have a tie-in with Matthew quoting the phrase we hear in the prophecy of Isaiah, “The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light.” Jesus comes to sea of Galilee,...

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 15, 2023 Today we return to Ordinary Time as we celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. We begin our annual course in Discipleship 101 as we journey with Jesus through the year and relearn the importance and demands of following Him. Our first reading from Isaiah speaks of...

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Epiphany of the Lord

January 8, 2023   Today we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, recalling the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem to see the meaning of the star that guided them to Jesus. The word ‘epiphany’ means ‘manifestation’ or ‘to ‘reveal.’ At this point in the Christmas story, we turn to...

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Solemnity of Mary

January 1, 2023 Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God and the beginning of a New Year of grace, 2023. A week after our Lord’s Nativity, we pause and honor His Mother. In our first reading today from the Book of Numbers, we hear the Lord...

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The Nativity of the Lord

December 25, 2022 Today we celebrate the Nativity of the Lord. We gather with family and as a parish family to celebrate the greatest birthday and greatest gift the world ever received. We hear the wondrous story once again, we sing our favorite carols that we know by heart, we...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 18, 2022 Today we celebrate the Fourth and final Sunday of Advent. We are just one week from Christmas and today’s readings help to prepare us for the great feast of the Lord’s Nativity. Our Advent prophet, Isaiah, tells us of God giving Ahaz this sign, “the virgin shall...

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2022 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. This is commonly known as “Gaudete Sunday.” In today’s entrance Antiphon we hear these words from St. Paul to the Philippians, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.” Gaudete means to rejoice....

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 4, 2022 Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. In today’s first reading, the Advent Prophet Isaiah gives us a picture of what the Messiah will be and do. It is a hopeful message where all that is at odds will be brought back to God’s original creation....

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First Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2022 Today we celebrate the beginning of a New Church year with the First Sunday of Advent. Happy New Church Year! Whereas this past year the Gospels were predominantly from St. Luke (Yay!), this Church year we read predominantly from St. Matthew’s Gospel. Whereas Luke is the great...

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