Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020 Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. As we move through this season of preparing for the Lord, our scriptures this weekend are words of comfort in an unusual year and an unusually hectic time. The prophet Isaiah is told by God, “Comfort, give comfort to...

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First Sunday of Advent

November 29, 2020 Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Happy New Year! The First Sunday of our preparation journey is kind of a bridge from the last few weeks of the previous Church year. Our theme comes from today’s Gospel. Jesus says, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do...

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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 22, 2020 Today we celebrate the Final Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. As Americans who revolted against a monarchy to establish our freedom, today’s feast reminds us that true freedom comes from serving the Way, the...

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 14, 2020 Today we celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings on this next to the last Sunday in our Church year focus our attention on investing and the return on the investment. In today’s Gospel parable, “talents” were worth $1000. Each. In ancient times the Master...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 8, 2020 Today we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the Church year comes to the final weeks our readings will focus on being prepared for the Lord’s return. The figure of “Lady Wisdom” in today’s first reading constantly seeks to instruct anyone who will listen. As...

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Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2020 Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. This year Nov. 1st falls on a Sunday so the Feast of our brothers and sisters in eternal glory replaces the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. The first reading from the Book of Revelation presents us with a scene...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 25, 2020 Today we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Having delivered Israel from Egypt, God now sets forth expectations of the relationship He has covenanted. In our passage from Exodus in our 1st reading, we learn that chief among God’s expectations is a concern for the vulnerable,...

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 15, 2020 Today we celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. As our Church year begins to come to a close, (on the Feast of Christ the King, Nov. 22nd this year), we find Jesus once again being challenged by the religious elite. However, He is too clever to...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 17, 2021 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our first reading from the Prophet Isaiah suggests that even after their exile in Babylon had ended, Israel still struggled to be faithful to God. While there are no limits to His mercy, that forgiveness must be sought...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 13, 2020 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. When we think about it, God has generously provided for us, and continues to shower us with His merciful love. As beloved sons and daughters, and disciples of Jesus we are called to be merciful and generous with...

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