Ash Wednesday (3/6)
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Ash Wednesday (3/6)

The 40 days of Lent commemorate our blessed Lord’s 40 days in the desert. Before Jesus was tempted, He fasted. Accordingly, in the opening prayer for Ash Wednesday Mass fastingis mentioned as tool we take up in our battle against spiritual evils. Jesus sets the pattern for us to follow. As the Gospels attest, Jesus’...

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019
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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] March 3, 2019

Matthew 6:39-45 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus offers two maxims for discipleship. First, before a disciple judges anyone else, they must have there own spiritual clarity. Seconda disciple always tests the relationship between their own heart and mouth before undertaking the task of correcting someone else’s problems. Of course, genuine disciples always measure themselves against...

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 24. 2019
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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 24. 2019

Luke 6:27-36 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus emphasizes the connection between inner attitudeand outer actions. The absolute generosity of God showers love on those who hate Him and despise Him. Genuine Christians know they are products of divine generosity. We all owe ourselves to God’s generosity. BE COMPASSIONATE Last Sunday Jesus’ beatitudes and woes established...

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 17, 2019
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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time [C] February 17, 2019

LUKE 6:17, 20-26 In the Gospel we hear four pronouncements of beatitude – blessedness – and four declarations of woe. A NEW WAY OF LIVING Luke 6:17, 20-26 In today’s Gospel, Jesus sets forth an entirely new way of living. Actually, Jesus’ bold instructions for daily living not only are listed in Luke’s Gospel, but also...

5th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] February 10, 2019
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5th Sunday Ordinary Time [C] February 10, 2019

This Sunday all the Scripture readings present our being our being chosen by God. In the Gospel (Luke 5:1-11) Jesus calls Peter to an entirely different way of living. Having long labored as a fishman, Jesus calls Peter to live from now on as a fisher of men and women. DEEPEN YOUR AVAILABILITY TO CHRIST...

Helping Others Reach Jesus (1/18)
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Helping Others Reach Jesus (1/18)

The Gospel of today’s Mass tells the story of Jesus healing a paralytic lowered to Jesus inside a house where He was teaching crowds who had come from many towns of Galilee and Judea (Mark 2:1-11). The inability of the four friends to reach Jesus easily did not lessen their resolve. Assuredly these obstacles would...

Start the Day Right (1/17)
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Start the Day Right (1/17)

My parents emphasized doing things right. This included staring the day the right way by reciting a morning offering. Simply put, we tell our blessed Lord first thing that we want our whole day to be for Him and about Him. A morning offering holds no double top-secret secret word formula – only a sincere...

Starting Every Day (1/17)
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Starting Every Day (1/17)

My parents taught us the importance to start each day with a heartfelt prayer they called a morning offering. Telling our blessed Lord first thing that we want our whole day to be for Him and about Him. There is no double top-secret secret word formula – only a sincere entrustment of ourselves to God so...

On Prayer (6/17)
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On Prayer (6/17)

The Gospels attest Jesus repeatedly taking time to pray. The apostles and early Church follow His example. It is a defining feature of who they are as followers of Jesus. Mature Christians pray humbly, faithfully and sincerely. Personal prayer is the pathway to the real and lasting happiness our souls ache to experience. Be resolute...

Bishop Thomas’ Visit
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Bishop Thomas’ Visit

A final photo from Bishop Thomas’ visit last month when he led us in our weekly Eucharistic Adoration and blessing of our new Stations of Cross. With heartfelt thanks to Almighty God for all the good things He has done for us. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, pray for us!