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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Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter. This Sunday in the Easter Season is commonly known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” In today’s Gospel Jesus says it clearly, “I am the Good Shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me…and I will lay down my life...

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Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter. Our first reading and the Gospel conclude by focusing on repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Is this Lent or Easter? Isn’t repentance a Lenten thing? Isn’t Easter all about joy, eating chocolate, and butterflies? Plain and simply, NO....

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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 8, 2018  Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter, now called, Divine Mercy Sunday. We continue for the next six weeks the joyous season of Easter, proclaiming the new life Christ has won for us by His Resurrection. In the Gospel this Sunday Jesus appears to the disciples,...

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