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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Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 13, 2018 Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. Today’s celebration replaces the 7th Sunday of Easter. Several years ago the bishops of Missouri in consultation with their dioceses all agreed to transfer this Holy Day from the traditional 40 days after Easter to the 7th Sunday. Since...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 6, 2018 Today we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter. As the community of Jesus’ first followers grew, they also grew in their understanding of how boundless God’s love is, and how boundless is the call to live in that love. We hear Jesus tell His disciples to remain...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 29, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Today’s Gospel reminds us that as followers of Christ, to “remain” in Him does not mean merely staying in one place, but keeping an active, living, and close connection to Him at all times. The word “remain” fills our...

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