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
27th Sunday – A (10/4/20)
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27th Sunday – A (10/4/20)

Matthew 21:33-43 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus tells a chilling story about rebellious tenants. It is for each of us to give God the fruitful harvest He expects. If not, why not? https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/27th+Sunday+A.m4a   LIVING AS STEWARDS IN GOD’S VINEYARD 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells an unsettling parable. A landowner...

October 1, 2020October 1, 2020by
FEAST: Saint Jerome (9/30)
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FEAST: Saint Jerome (9/30)

There were neither bookstores nor downloadable Kindle apps for the earliest Christians to obtain their own copy of the Bible. In fact, the first complete Bible was compiled almost 400 years after Jesus’ Resurrection.  Until then, there only existed various versions (and parts) of the Gospels,  letters of Saint Paul and other New Testament writings...

September 30, 2020September 30, 2020by
26th Sunday A (9/27/20)
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26th Sunday A (9/27/20)

Matthew 21:28-32 A late conversion always is better than self-righteous arrogance that one is beyond needing to change. Jesus comes to meet and heal the sick, not those who think themselves perfectly healthy and beyond God’s healing mercy. Actions speak louder than words. https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/26+Sunday+A.m4a SAYING AND DOING 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  In this Sunday’s...

September 25, 2020October 6, 2020by