Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 11, 2018 Today we celebrate the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. This will be the last Sunday of Ordinary Time before we begin the holy season of Lent this coming Wednesday. Yes, believe it or not, Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. (Since this is such a holy day for Christians,...

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A good title for the theme of this week’s readings might just be, “When you feel in despair, remember God cares.” In our first reading we can hear the hopelessness in Job, but note how he continued turning...

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 14, 2018 Today we celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. From now until February 14th we will begin our annual course in discipleship. Today’s first reading describes the call of the prophet Samuel, who will be the last person to bear the title “judge” of Israel. St. Paul’s...

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The Epiphany of the Lord

Today, within our Christmas Season, we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, traditionally known as “Little Christmas.” In the Orthodox tradition today is Christmas. Today we remember the visit of the Wise Men, the Sages, the Magi who came in search of the meaning of the celestial sign, the star....

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The Holy Family Jesus, Mary & Joseph

December 31, 2017 Today, within our Christmas Season, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The Holy family was not your typical nuclear family. It consisted of a child, His birth mother, and an adoptive father. And yet they lived as faith-filled families of...

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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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