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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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 15, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Scriptures we read of banquets and feasts telling us something of God’s reign in our midst. You and I are called to this abundant feast where God provides more than enough of...

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 8, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In most of life there are two possible outlooks: gratitude or entitlement. Viewing life with gratitude helps us to live thankful lives, and avoid greed and jealousy. There’s a big difference. There’s a sense...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 1, 2017 Dear People of God, Today we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The focus in our readings will be challenging for many of us. One of the hardest things for us to do is admit we have been wrong. But when we do, we open our...

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