Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. While we celebrate this final Sunday preparing to welcome our King, we are literally on the doorstep of Christmas. This has been the shortest Advent season possible. The Church looks like Christmas already, but we...

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Third Sunday of Advent

December 17, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent. Traditionally this Sunday is called “Gaudete Sunday,” from the Latin word, “Rejoice.” As we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas, and anticipate His return in glory, we are called to be prayerful people...

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Second Sunday of Advent

December 10, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. We hear the words of the Advent prophet, Isaiah, “Comfort, give comfort to my people.” Isaiah was writing to exiles who feared that God had abandoned them. Isaiah assures the people that God comes to...

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First Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. Happy New Year! Advent begins a new Church year, a new opportunity to encounter our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to grow in grace and in discipleship. In this Liturgical year our Gospels are from...

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34th Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 26, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 34th and final Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe climaxes this year’s celebration of the Paschal Mystery and our growth in discipleship. Our readings for this year’s...

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 19, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This is the next to the last Sunday of the Church Year. Next Sunday’s celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe climaxes this year’s celebration of the Paschal...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 12, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. As we near the end of the Season of Ordinary Time, the Gospel readings focus more on the coming reign of God. In today’s parable, unique to St. Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus emphasizes the importance...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 5, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s Gospel is most likely the source of the saying, “Practice what you preach.” If we are honest, this old saying is often easier said than done. It is more often, “Do as I...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 29, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are nearing the end of our Liturgical year, just four more Sundays for 2017. You will notice in the coming weeks a series of readings calling us to reflect on “end times,” the...

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 22, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We also celebrate the feast of our Patron, St. Luke the Evangelist. The actual feast was this past Wednesday, October 18th. The parish Council decided to celebrate it as a parish community this Sunday....

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