Papal Inauguration Mass Today
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Papal Inauguration Mass Today

Today’s pontifical Mass bears this official title: “THE INAUGURATION OF THE PETRINE MINISTRY OF THE BISHOP OF ROME.” In a powerful symbol of the unity marking the Church of Christ, beforehand Pope Francis prays together with the patriarchs of the Eastern Catholic Rites at the tomb of Saint Peter, the first pope. As expected the...

March 19, 2013March 19, 2013by
Saint Joseph – March 19
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Saint Joseph – March 19

Suddenly in the starkness Lent springs forth the bountiful feast of Saint Joseph. In Joseph we see an ordinary man to whom God granted extraordinary graces. In contrast to so many other characters in the Bible, Joseph “awakes” from his dream and follows the instructions of God; that is, Joseph earnestly sought to receive God’s...

March 19, 2013March 19, 2013by
Soup & Bread TONIGHT
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Soup & Bread TONIGHT

Soup & Bread TONIGHT at Little Flower 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration 6:00 p.m. Rosary and Benediction 6:30 p.m. Soup and Bread – free! 6:50 p.m. Presentation: Father Joe Lang from the National Shrine of the Little Flower (Royal Oak, MI) 7:30 p.m. Prayer and Blessing Open to all. Please join us for a meaningful time...

March 18, 2013March 18, 2013by
Sunday, March 17
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Sunday, March 17

Today’s readings for Mass all sound the call to LOOK FORWARD. The opponent seeks to rob of us of joy by tempting us to live in the past. ¬†Previous sins riddle us with anxiety, fear and shame and, if unforgiven, quickly can become a relentless preoccupation. So, too, can the sins and injustices of others...

March 17, 2013March 17, 2013by
Making Christ Known
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Making Christ Known

People are thirsting today for the words that can bring peace to their weary and unsettled souls. Christ Jesus is that word. Every Christian has a share in the mission to make Christ known. Ignorance and indifference are powerful enemies of God in the world. Make use, therefore, of every opportunity that presents itself with...

March 16, 2013March 16, 2013by
Encountering Christ Through Illness
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Encountering Christ Through Illness

There are moments in our lives when we are sick or some people around us are ill, including family and friends who are battling serious afflictions and with whom we have great love and affection. Illnesses always are moments for drawing closer to Christ the Lord. When we bear suffering for love of God, be...

March 15, 2013March 15, 2013by
Pope Francis
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Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS’ BLESSING TO THE CITY [OF ROME] AND THE WORLD: Brothers and sisters, good evening! You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop.¬† It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one… but here we are… I thank you...

March 14, 2013March 14, 2013by
Monday, March 11 – Fourth Week of Lent
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Monday, March 11 – Fourth Week of Lent

DAILY MASS READINGS Isaiah 65:17-21 Psalm 30 John 4:43-54 There are many passages in the Gospel that describe Jesus PRAYING. Sometimes Jesus withdraws from people in order to pray alone, other times He is at prayer surrounded by others with whom and for whom He is praying. Jesus teaches us that PRAYER IS A CONTINUING...

March 11, 2013March 11, 2013by
Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent
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Sunday, March 10 – 4th Sunday of Lent

DAILY MASS READINGS Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 34 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Facing the strident criticism of the self-righteous Pharisees and scribes, Jesus tells one of his most moving parables. Popularly known as the “parable of the prodigal son”, the story focuses principally on the father and the interactions he has with his two...

March 10, 2013March 10, 2013by