Living in God’s Presence (5/25)
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Living in God’s Presence (5/25)

Let us always remember God’s Presence within us. Speak simply and lovingly to God. A hundred times a day, wherever we are, we can draw near to God in comfortable conversation, asking for God’s assistance real time in all our little needs of the day. Intentional disciples know God hears us and share in regular...

May 25, 2021May 25, 2021by
Sunday Gospel Primer – May 31, 2021
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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 31, 2021

Matthew 28:16-20 God makes Himself known to the whole world. He is our Father who loved us so much that He offered up His Son for us and, more than that, granted us His Spirit so that we can recognize God as boundless love. The baptized person ought to know whose life has been received...

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Preaching Notes – Feast of Pentecost (5/23)
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Preaching Notes – Feast of Pentecost (5/23)

This small book offers simple steps for reawaking the Christian imagination within ourselves, our families, our parishes and our society: “From Christendom to Apostolic Mission” The Christian Faith is first an extraordinary adventure; a journey not of own invention but whose delights are given to us by God along our way according to His splendid...

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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 23, 2021
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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 23, 2021

Pentecost means “fiftieth”. For Jews, Pentecost was the feast for the upcoming harvest, celebrated 50 days after their spring celebration of Passover. For Christians, Pentecost is the plentitude of God’s gift to humanity celebrated 7 weeks after Jesus’ final Passover, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the community of believers given to us in...

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Live Differently (5/18)
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Live Differently (5/18)

Resist temptations to rush back to the way it was. Now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on who it is God has created you to be, what His plan and purpose is for your life and how He will equip you with grace to live more freely, generously and joyfully.

May 18, 2021May 18, 2021by
Preaching Notes – Ascension of Our Lord (5/16)
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Preaching Notes – Ascension of Our Lord (5/16)

It never really has been about restoring normalcy. Good grief, it wasn’t normal before the pandemic! God is reaching into our hearts and calling us back to Him. He is sounding a clarion call for us to ponder deeply what it means in for Jesus Christ truly to be our Lord, Savior and Messiah. God...

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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 16, 2021
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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 16, 2021

In 1999 the bishops of the United States transferred the celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord to the 7th Sunday of Easter. Intentional disciples take the command of our blessed Lord to heart and preach the Gospel wherever they are. Indeed, Christ Jesus established the Church to spread God’s Kingdom so that all people...

May 12, 2021May 12, 2021by
Preaching Notes (5/9)
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Preaching Notes (5/9)

What are the commandments of Jesus that we must keep to remain in His love (John 15:10)? We must love one another with a love that is continuous and lifelong (v.12a) and the measure of our love is to be the supreme act of Jesus’ love for us (v. 12b). The National Shrine of Our...

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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 9, 2021
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Sunday Gospel Primer – May 9, 2021

6th Sunday of Easter John 15:9-17 According to Jesus, abiding in Him is something that is easily seen by others.  Intentional disciples know that abiding in Jesus’ love means doing something and that this doing happens to the degree we configure our lives to His commandments.  

May 5, 2021May 5, 2021by
More Vine and Branches (5/5)
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More Vine and Branches (5/5)

Good fruits can only come from a good tree. Are we producing the good fruit Our Lord expects of us? Do our interactions with friends help draw closer to Our Lord? Do we yield fruits of peace and cheerfulness among those whom we encounter each day?  

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