16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 21, 2019
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] July 21, 2019

Luke 10:38-42 God’s Word spoken by Jesus always takes precedence. Mary is open to it and, thus, able to listen to it. So, too, must we first listen to God’s Word if we are to act rightly.   ONLY ONE THING IS REQUIRED 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] Today’s Gospel recounts the arrival of...

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Martha and Mary (7/16)
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Martha and Mary (7/16)

This Sunday we will hear the short Gospel account of Jesus visiting Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). Committed Christians experience increasing desires for solitude and generosity. Committed communities of believers – parishes – witness the same. Sadly, such can be especially difficult to find. Intentional disciples want to pray silently, to sit at the feet...

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14th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] July 7, 2019
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14th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] July 7, 2019

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 Jesus sends His disciples out like sheep among wolves. Humanly speaking such a mission is utterly reckless. Supernaturally, however, our victory has been won by Jesus, the “Lamb that that slain.” BRINGING PEACE TO A WORLD THAT LACKS IT 14 Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] Today’s Gospel recounts Our Blessed Lord Jesus...

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Feast of Corpus Christi [Body of Christ] (Sun) June 23, 2019
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Feast of Corpus Christi [Body of Christ] (Sun) June 23, 2019

Luke 9:11-17 Today’s Gospel Reading recounts the miraculous multiplication of the loaves. Jesus’ words and actions point to His own total self-donation in the Passion; a self-outpouring done expressly for us and for our salvation. FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI 2019 [C] The Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ – is...

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River of Peace (7/6)
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River of Peace (7/6)

This weekend we hear utterly astonishing words from Isaiah pronounced 800 years before the Messiah’s arrival. These prophetic words are fulfilled perfectly in Christ Jesus the Lord: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent (Isaiah 66:12). The “her” is the new Jerusalem – the Church – which includes each...

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Divine Mercy (4/28)
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Divine Mercy (4/28)

Today’s Gospel offers special help toward strengthening our faith (John 20:19-31). Jesus shows mercy on the faltering faith of the apostles – and so, too, on ours. Strong faith is the fruit of divine grace. It remains for us to prepare ourselves to receive it, both by asking for it in prayer and by daring...

Easter Sunday (4/21)
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Easter Sunday (4/21)

Jesus’ resurrection announces to us and the whole world that Christian Faith is not in vain. Indeed, our hope does not linger from a dead man, but is found in a Living One! The Living One is the King of the Universe, Whose life is so supremely powerful that it animates this side of heaven,...

Holy Saturday (4/20)
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Holy Saturday (4/20)

After Jesus’ death, precious few remain atop Calvary. Our blessed Mother is there along with the beloved disciple John and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee and a few other remarkably holy women who “had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him” (Matthew...

Holy Thursday (4/18)
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Holy Thursday (4/18)

On Holy Thursday we commemorate the Last Supper. Along with the Sacrament of Forgiving Love – the Holy Eucharist – Jesus also gives us the perfect example of humility and charity, an instruction on what it really means to participate and to follow Him. First Jesus washes the feet of His disciples and, then, He...

Simple Prayer (4/17)
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Simple Prayer (4/17)

O Jesus, by the indescribable suffering inflicted upon you, please grant me, I beg of you, the grace of a fidelity that is total, loving and devoted.