Love Matters Most (4/12)
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Love Matters Most (4/12)

“Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.” -Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus +1897 As Palm Sunday nears and the holiest of days set to begin, keep in mind that everything we...

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...

Christian Joy (7/31)
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Christian Joy (7/31)

Christian joy wells up from the groundspring of sure and certain knowledge of God’s relentless love for us.  

July 31, 2018March 28, 2019by
Holy Week – Holy Saturday (3/31)
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Holy Week – Holy Saturday (3/31)

“There is only one thing to do here below: to love Jesus, to win souls for Him so that He may be loved. Let us seize with jealous care every least opportunity of self-sacrifice. Let us refuse Him nothing — He does so want our love!” -Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus...

March 31, 2018March 31, 2018by
Preaching Notes (Sun) 3/11
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Preaching Notes (Sun) 3/11

“Early and often the LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent His messengers to them, for He had compassion on His people and His dwelling place” (2 Chronicles 36:15). So, too, does God send messengers to us for He has compassion on us – His People – and His dwelling place – His Church. One...

March 12, 2018March 12, 2018by
Preaching Notes (Sun) July 1
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Preaching Notes (Sun) July 1

13th SUNDAY [A]  MATTHEW 10:37-44 Just as there is a proper order to making something, Jesus teaches there is a certain sequence for daily living. God must be the first love in all relationships and activities. When we love God first, all other loves – family, friends – actually grow stronger and more dynamic. That...

July 3, 2017July 3, 2017by
Second Beatitude
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Second Beatitude

How blessed those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). Sorrow knows us. It does not discriminate. Lurking like a heavy fog it waits to unfurl and blanket everything. The mourning Jesus exalts magnificently expresses authentic love. In this way, Our Lord recasts mourning as the virtue of continuing to love in the...

February 1, 2017February 8, 2017by
20th Sunday [C] 14 August 2016
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20th Sunday [C] 14 August 2016

Luke 12:49-53 The fire that Jesus comes to cast upon the earth in the Gospel Reading is divine love intended to ignite the passions of everyone. The burn begins from the Cross – God’s authentic suffering love. Because some tragically will resist the very love that alone unites all people, humanity will be divided.  

August 9, 2016August 9, 2016by
Unity Seen and Shared (3/29)
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Unity Seen and Shared (3/29)

“The community of believers was of one heart and mind” (Acts 4:32). According the testimony provided by the Acts of the Apostles, an unmistakable unity and genuine care for everyone is a distinguishing feature of the earliest followers of Jesus.  This is precisely what fascinated their neighbors and colleagues and gave them pause to ponder....

March 29, 2016March 29, 2016by
Our Lord’s New Commandment (3/24)
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Our Lord’s New Commandment (3/24)

During the Last Supper, Jesus announces a new commandment. “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). According to our Blessed Lord,...

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