23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 10, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today’s reading challenges all of us to work toward unity and harmony in our lives; both personal and communal. The one thing St. Paul urges us to owe others is the fulfillment of the...

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 27, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Peter that proclaimed Jesus last week as the “Christ, the Son of the living God,“ is the same Peter we hear in today’s Gospel not liking that the Christ is headed for suffering...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 27, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Who do YOU say that Jesus is?” Peter’s response in this week’s Gospel didn’t come from mere flesh but from the Father. Peter’s rock was a reliance on God that comes from prayer. For...

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 20, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel story of Jesus and the Canaanite woman who comes seeking His help for her daughter. The region of Tyre and Sidon was pagan territory. Here people who had once been part of...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel story of Peter walking on the water brings me hope and strength. He was the leader of the Apostles, the rock, but that rock was cracked with doubt, fear, and misunderstanding. One...

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The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6, 2017 Dear People of God, Today’s celebration of the Transfiguration of the Lord replaces the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We recall the Lord taking Peter, James & John up the Mountain to witness His glory before they experience His Passion and death. Only St. Matthew’s account of...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 30, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In several parables this Sunday, Jesus teaches us more about discipleship. The first two make the same point. The discovery of something of unparalleled value requires us to give up all our possessions. The...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus uses another parable this weekend to teach us another truth of daily life. In these summer months with gardens growing and farmers working to provide a rich harvest, this parable today of the...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. These weeks of Ordinary Time are like a course in Discipleship 101. We walk with the Master, learning from His teachings, healings, and instructions. Each year I liken this time as an opportunity for each of us...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 9, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus oftentimes surprised people with unexpected wisdom from unexpected sources. He challenges us to be open to new knowledge coming from places we may not expect. We have probably all met people who seem...

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