Just Show Up (10/20)
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Just Show Up (10/20)

Intentional disciples know that the most important moment is same every single day: pausing to pray. Sometimes prayer wildly expands my awareness of God in wonderfully personal way. In these moments time stops and distractions cease because I am enveloped by His love and mercy. Prayer is conversation with God. It likens easy sharing between...

October 20, 2020October 20, 2020by
29th Sunday A (10/19/20)
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29th Sunday A (10/19/20)

Matthew 22:15-21 The question asked of Jesus in the Gospel is set as a political trap. By saying “yes” Jesus contradicts the people’s privileged relationship with God and disavows their striving for political freedom. By saying “no” Jesus places Himself on the side of the Zealots who aggressively are seeking liberation against Roman rule. For...

October 18, 2020October 18, 2020by
Little Flower Live Notes – “What Is The Bible?” (10/13)
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Little Flower Live Notes – “What Is The Bible?” (10/13)

Understanding Scripture Fundamental attitude of mind in Scripture – aspiration toward God, love reaching out to Him, the ardent desire to be with Him now and forever – is the only thing enabling us to penetrate its Mystery. Not principally a document to study, but God Himself Whom we encounter You can only come to...

October 14, 2020October 14, 2020by
Preaching Notes – Sunday, October 11, 2020
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Preaching Notes – Sunday, October 11, 2020

Jesus’ parable tests how much each of us is still in touch with the vocation to joy that God has infused into everyone (Matthew 22:1-14). The wedding feast symbolizes deep and abiding joy, the fullness of life for which God has made us all to experience. We are moved by the total personal involvement of...

October 13, 2020October 13, 2020by
28th Sunday A (10/11/20)
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28th Sunday A (10/11/20)

Matthew 22:1-14 In this parable, Jesus reveals how intensely God desires the salvation of all people. Despite the deepest longings of God for us to know, love and serve Him, some still obstinately reject His invitation. The intentional rejection of God is a choice so entirely selfish that it merits eternal punishment.   https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/28th+Sunday+A.m4a  ...

October 10, 2020October 10, 2020by
Imitating Mary (10/9)
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Imitating Mary (10/9)

How are we to imitate Mary’s faithfulness to God in our daily lives? Listen to God’s Word Mary made space in her life so that God’s Word could enter and be heard. She let God’s Word resonate in her mind and heart. From the moment of the angel’s greeting though Jesus’ final words, Mary sought...

October 9, 2020October 9, 2020by
Who is Mary? (10/8)
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Who is Mary? (10/8)

Christians hold tender love for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, who is joined by an inseparable bond to the saving work of her beloved Son. Every Marian feast – just like every special saint remembrance – is fundamentally a declaration about Christ Jesus. The early Christians explain that Mary and all the...

October 8, 2020October 8, 2020by
Feast: Our Lady of the Rosary (10/7)
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Feast: Our Lady of the Rosary (10/7)

Today’s feast expresses our deepest gratitude for the great victories won by the Christian people through the power of Mary’s Rosary. It accentuates the value of this especially powerful prayer and encourages us to connect with God through it. When prayed well the Rosary is both prayer and instruction. The various mysteries tell us that...

October 7, 2020October 7, 2020by
Sunday Preaching Notes (10/4)
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Sunday Preaching Notes (10/4)

NOTE: Yesterday we celebrated our parish feast – Saint Therese, the Little Flower. While it formally falls on October 1, we always enjoy a second celebration the following weekend. Therese Martin, the Little Flower, gives us a “new way” to connect with God. She does not begin with how sinful we are, but instead first...

October 5, 2020October 5, 2020by