Easter Sunday

April 1, 201829 Today we celebrate the great feast of Easter; the Resurrection of our Lord. “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Having completed our Lenten journey and relived the great events of our salvation this past week and celebrated the welcome of new members into our family...

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Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018 Today we celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Today begins the holiest week of the entire Church year. Mass begins with recalling Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but the tone of this day’s liturgy quickly changes. The first reading from Isaiah begins our entry...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Today we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Today’s readings  paint God as intimately connected to us. He forgives our evildoings and remembers our sin no more. God became flesh in Jesus, who knew the suffering of the human condition and draws us to the Cross. He learned obedience through...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2018 Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent. In today’s readings we encounter a God of lavish mercy that can bring us to life. How many people do you know who have a poor image of God? Perhaps they picture God as a judge ready to condemn...

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Third Sunday of Lent

March 4, 2018 Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent. Zeal for the house of God, the Temple, stirs Jesus to create quite a scene. “Zeal for _______________ consumes me.” (fill in the blank). As I listen to others I hear zeal for money, prestige, power, recognition consumes them....

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Second Sunday of Lent

Today we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent. Each year this second Sunday of our Lenten journey takes us up the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus reveals His identity to Peter, James & John. Peter says to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here.” I have been to...

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First Sunday of Lent

February 18, 2018 Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. As we begin this holy season, today’s readings remind us of the nature of Lent. It is truly a time to “Repent and believe in the Gospel,” the Good News, and time of promise. The promise of God in...

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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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