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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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 17, 2019 Today we celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sometimes we’re told, “Mind your own business.” The ‘business’ that we are truly intended to mind is the one God gives us; always striving that God’s will be done. In today’s second reading from St. Paul’s Letter to...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 10, 2019 Today we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. These final weeks of the Church’s year present us with several reflections on the life to come. This weekend we here of a gracious God who is ever with us to give us strength in Christ Jesus. None...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 3, 2019 Today we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week’s scriptures draw our attention once again to the wideness of God’s mercy. No matter how expansive our view of God’s merciful love may be, it will still fall short of the actual breadth of mercy God...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 27, 2019 Today we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our readings this weekend focus on the justice of God. Our society sometimes thinks justice means seeking revenge or retribution. This is opposed to God’s justice, which desires that all things be in harmony with each other. The...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 29, 2019 Today we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Woe to the complacent in Zion!” warns Amos in today’s first reading. To be complacent is to be pleased with the status quo, focused on self, without any regard for others. When we are complacent, we are full...

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 22, 2019 Today we celebrate the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. During Lent I often hear, “I can’t wait for Sunday; then I can have what I gave up,” or “When Easter comes, I can stop doing what I took up for Lent.” These kinds of statements miss the...

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2019 Today we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. A group of priests went to Keystone Colorado for vacation. We soon learned that the mountains were challenging and we all needed to adjust to the altitude. The same can be said about the theme of this week’s...

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