20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we hear once again from the masterful teacher. For a fifth week we hear Jesus tell the crowds that He is the ‘Bread of Life, the Living Bread come down from Heaven, real food and real drink.’...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 12, 2018 Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We learn this weekend that plenty of things in our day-to-day living can cloud our vision. By allowing Christ to heal our vision, we are able to see and love as the Father sees us and loves us....

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 5, 2018 Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We continue this weekend reflecting on Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel, the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse. After the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, Jesus goes home to Capernaum. The crowd follows Him. They don’t seek Jesus because...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 29, 2018 Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In both the first reading and the Gospel this weekend we find miraculous feeding of people from meager provisions. The prophet Elisha, successor of Elijah, is presented with 20 barley loaves to feed 100 men. When his servant...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22, 2018 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we see the great compassion of God for His people. Compassion comes from the Latin words cum (with) and passio (to suffer or feel). To have compassion is to suffer with and feel the suffering of another....

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 15, 2018 Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s scriptures remind us of the call to be holy. Sometimes we think there is a select group of people – to which we could not possibly belong – who are the “holy ones.” If we really live...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 8, 2018 Today we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel for today describes Jesus’ reception in Nazareth. The townsfolk are amazed by His teaching, but His reputation and wisdom astound them. They ask, “Where did He get all this?” They probably watched Jesus mature. They know...

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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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