8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019
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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019

Matthew 6:39-45 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus offers two maxims for discipleship. First, before a disciple judges anyone else, they must have there own spiritual clarity. Seconda disciple always tests the relationship between their own heart and mouth before undertaking the task of correcting someone else’s problems. Of course, genuine disciples always measure themselves against...

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 24. 2019
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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 24. 2019

Luke 6:27-36 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus emphasizes the connection between inner attitudeand outer actions. The absolute generosity of God showers love on those who hate Him and despise Him. Genuine Christians know they are products of divine generosity. We all owe ourselves to God’s generosity. BE COMPASSIONATE Last Sunday Jesus’ beatitudes and woes established...

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 17, 2019
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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 17, 2019

LUKE 6:17, 20-26 In the Gospel we hear four pronouncements of beatitude – blessedness – and four declarations of woe. A NEW WAY OF LIVING Luke 6:17, 20-26 In today’s Gospel, Jesus sets forth an entirely new way of living. Actually, Jesus’ bold instructions for daily living not only are listed in Luke’s Gospel, but also...

5th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] February 10, 2019
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5th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] February 10, 2019

This Sunday all the Scripture readings present our being our being chosen by God. In the Gospel (Luke 5:1-11) Jesus calls Peter to an entirely different way of living. Having long labored as a fishman, Jesus calls Peter to live from now on as a fisher of men and women. DEEPEN YOUR AVAILABILITY TO CHRIST...

Feast of Christ the King (November 25)
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Feast of Christ the King (November 25)

As a response to the rising secular tide denying God’s absolute and perfect sovereignty over all, the Feast of Christ the King has been celebrated in the universal Church since 1925. Non-Christian dictators in Europe and elsewhere were seeking to assert ultimate authority over peoples, including members of the Church of Christ. This feast especially...

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11th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] June 17, 2018
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11th Sunday Ordinary Time [B] June 17, 2018

Gospel Reading / Mark 4:26-34 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus tells two parables about the growth of the Kingdom of God. Each story has a different purpose. The first parable emphasizes the seed’s own growth. The farmer can neither give the seed the power to grow nor make its gradual growth happen. The second parable...

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EASTER Second Sunday [B] April 8, 2018
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EASTER Second Sunday [B] April 8, 2018

GOSPEL READING / John 20:19-31 The Gospel portrays two appearances of the Risen Lord Jesus. First, the Resurrected Christ appears to the disciples on Easter evening and, then, a week later. He does not wield vengeance for their shameful fleeing and lack of faith but instead extends to each and every one of them perfect peace....

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LENT 3rd Sunday [B] March 4, 2018
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LENT 3rd Sunday [B] March 4, 2018

GOSPEL READING / JOHN 2:12-25 The Gospel Reading of the dramatic story of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple give us cause to consider anew what constitutes true worship and what is a true house of God. The Gospel Reading for the 3rd Sunday of Lent recounts John’s version of Jesus cleansing the temple (John 2:13-25)....

February 28, 2018February 6, 2019by
6th Sunday [B] February 11, 2018
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6th Sunday [B] February 11, 2018

GOSPEL READING / MARK 1:40-45 Jesus’ encounter with the leper in Sunday’s Gospel announces a completely new understanding as part of the establishment of God’s Kingdom (cf. Mark 1:14). Until then if a leper dare approach a healthy person the leper was to be stoned. Not only does Jesus permit the leper to approach but,...

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