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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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 6, 2020 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we continue learning Discipleship 101, this week we get to a ‘tricky’ lesson on and often described as fraternal correction. In the first reading, God reminds Ezekiel how crucial his prophetic task is by use of the...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 30, 2020 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Most of us think we understand how things should go; we have an instinct about how life should go. There are times, however, when the unexpected calls and we need to release our grasping and our certainty. That...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 23, 2020 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. As our journey continues we are given a question to answer this weekend. It’s the same one He asked His disciples in Caesarea Phillipi that only one was bold enough to answer, “Who do YOU say that I...

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2020 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are told to be persistent in our prayer and we learn the reward for such persistence. In today’s first reading from the prophet Isaiah, we hear of God’s promise to bring foreigners, “Gentiles” into the fold with...

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