Born From Above (4/13)
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Born From Above (4/13)

Nicodemus: “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can do these signs that you are doing unless God is with him” (John 3:2) Jesus: “You must be born from above” (John 3:7). Jesus’ teaching opens wide a whole new world to Nicodemus – and to us. Jesus...

April 13, 2015July 29, 2015by
Lent First Sunday [B] 2/22/15
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Lent First Sunday [B] 2/22/15

Genesis 9:8-15 The First Reading makes known God’s desire for humanity to be in perfect harmony and genuine oneness with Him. God establishes His covenant with Noah. With this is the promise of an ultimate state of reconciliation between divinity and humanity. The flood belongs to the never recurring past. Ours properly is a future...

February 19, 2015July 29, 2015by
First Sunday Lent (2/19)
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First Sunday Lent (2/19)

John the Baptist promises that Jesus will baptize in the HOLY SPIRIT (Mark 1:8). At Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit descends upon Him (v. 10). The Gospel reading fro the First Sunday of Lent retells the story of the same Holy Spirit drives Jesus into the desert, the barren wilderness around the Dead Sea (v....

February 19, 2015July 29, 2015by
33rd Sunday [A] 11/16/14
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33rd Sunday [A] 11/16/14

Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 The First Reading presents us with an exemplary woman as the model for us all in using God’s gifts well. Christians, of course, connect this figure to Mary, the mother of God and our mother. In the midst of all the sinners who fail to live up to their promises, Mary...

November 21, 2014July 29, 2015by
Saint Pope Pius X -August 21
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Saint Pope Pius X -August 21

Giuseppe Sarto was born in 1835. While serving the Church as Pope Pius X (1903-1914), he vigorously promoted the interests of the Church in a rapidly changing world and increasingly industrial culture that was rushing to world war.  Above all else he sought to inspire deepening personal and parish piety among the members of the...

August 21, 2014July 29, 2015by
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]

Isaiah 22:19-23 The prophet Isaiah preaches God’s message some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus. His book commences with God grieving over the children of Israel who have disowned their heavenly Father. The prophet labors to steer people back toward God and before the book concludes, they come to see reality as it truly...

August 21, 2014July 29, 2015by
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT 3/23
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THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT 3/23

The story of Jesus’ meeting the Samaitan woman and the Samaritan community (John 4:5-42) teaches us about the true process of faith. Beginning with no faith in Jesus, a curiosity is awakened within her about the identity of Jesus (v. 9). Her curiosity gives way to confusion (v. 11) and then deepening concern about Him...

March 20, 2014July 29, 2015by
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