25th Sunday [C] 18 September 2016
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25th Sunday [C] 18 September 2016

Luke 16:1-13 In the Gospel Reading our Blessed Lord Jesus praises real determined effort. The fact that we always must count on God’s grace does not in any way exempt us from exhibiting strenuous effort and heroic sacrifice in daily living. We are to put forth the same zeal into the affairs of our souls...

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24th Sunday [C] 11 September 2106
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24th Sunday [C] 11 September 2106

Luke 15:1-32 The Gospel Reading tells three parables of God’s mercy. God relentlessly searches to lead the lost ones down paths which will permit them to find their way back to Him.  

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23rd Sunday [C] 4 September 2016
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23rd Sunday [C] 4 September 2016

Luke 14:25-35 The Gospel Reading lists the requirements for anyone wishing to be Jesus’ disciple. There is no calculating nor is any compromise permitted. Nothing can compete with God and Jesus is the visibility of the Father. Intentional disciples renounce everything for God’s sake.

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22nd Sunday [C] 28 August 2016
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22nd Sunday [C] 28 August 2016

Luke 14:1, 7-14 In the Gospel Reading Jesus teaches that humility is necessary for salvation. It is not our own efforts that save us and give us life. Rather, it always God’s grace doing great things through our lowliness.        

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20th Sunday [C] 14 August 2016
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20th Sunday [C] 14 August 2016

Luke 12:49-53 The fire that Jesus comes to cast upon the earth in the Gospel Reading is divine love intended to ignite the passions of everyone. The burn begins from the Cross – God’s authentic suffering love. Because some tragically will resist the very love that alone unites all people, humanity will be divided.  

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19th Sunday [C] 7 August 2016
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19th Sunday [C] 7 August 2016

Luke 12:32-48 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus explains that every single moment of our lives rightly is lived and shaped by the light of eternity.    

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Solemnity of Pentecost [C] 5/15/16
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Solemnity of Pentecost [C] 5/15/16

PENTECOST: The “fiftieth” day at the end of the seven weeks following Passover (Easter in the Christian dispensation). At the first Pentecost after the Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, the Holy Spirit was manifested, given and communicated as a divine Person to the Church, fulfilling the paschal mystery of Christ according to His promise. Annually...

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord [C] 5/8/16
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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord [C] 5/8/16

In 1999 the bishops of the United States transferred the celebration of Our Lord’s Ascension 40 days after Easter (Ascension Thursday) to Sunday. The Scripture readings all revolve around this great mystery: Jesus’ ascension into heaven simultaneously inaugurates the Church’s mission to all the world. Acts 1:1-11 The First Reading destroys the naïve expectation of...

May 13, 2016May 13, 2016by
Fourth Sunday of Advent [C] 12/20/15
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Fourth Sunday of Advent [C] 12/20/15

The Hebrew title “Messiah” means “anointed”. In biblical times olive oil was used to anoint people as a way of signifying their special work. Aaron was anointed in this fashion to mark his mission as high priest. Kings were anointed to mark their mission as earthly leaders of God’s People. Jesus is the Messiah because...

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Third Sunday of Advent [C] 12/13/15
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Third Sunday of Advent [C] 12/13/15

Zephaniah 3:14-18 The First Reading exhorts Israel in its own day as well as pointing excitedly to God’s future fulfillment. Applied to ourselves, we rightly rejoice both over what we now have as well as over what God will continue to do. Advent is no time for indifference! God’s Savior and Holy One announced from...

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