22nd Sunday Ordinary Time [A] – August 31, 2014
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22nd Sunday Ordinary Time [A] – August 31, 2014

Jeremiah 20:7-9 As a prophet Jeremiah has a tough go of it. For all his efforts to proclaim God’s Word it seems he only receives the scorn of his hearers. Jeremiah can see the destruction of his nation coming and no one will believe him. Failing in his prophetic mission to change minds and hearts,...

August 30, 2014June 10, 2015by
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]
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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]

Isaiah 22:19-23 The prophet Isaiah preaches God’s message some eight centuries before the birth of Jesus. His book commences with God grieving over the children of Israel who have disowned their heavenly Father. The prophet labors to steer people back toward God and before the book concludes, they come to see reality as it truly...

August 21, 2014July 29, 2015by
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – August 10, 2014
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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – August 10, 2014

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13; Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 In the first reading, the prophet Elijah comes to experience the sheer grandeur of God in the most astonishing and unexpected of ways: as a tiny whispering sound. This inexpressible majesty is something of a hint of the Incarnation in which we witness God’s power...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – July 27, 2014
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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – July 27, 2014

This Sunday the readings for Mass draw our attention to the choice that is before us to seek God’s Kingdom first and always. The Church helps us find our way safely by encouraging us to grow in patience and persistence in daily living.  

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – July 13, 2014
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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] – July 13, 2014

God’s Word is meant to evoke confidence in us. Though life is difficult, His Word brings forth meaning, direction and fulfillment. The Lord God has given us so very much and rightly expects our very best in return.

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14th SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME [A] – July 6, 2014
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14th SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME [A] – July 6, 2014

Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-12; Matthew 11:25-30 It is for us to imitate Jesus by seeking to help those who are labored and burdened carry their load.  Help to relieve others of their pressures, not add to them, just as Jesus would do Himself and expect us to do. Look for opportunities to...

July 6, 2014July 6, 2014by
SOLEMINITY OF SAINTS PETER & PAUL – JUNE 29
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SOLEMINITY OF SAINTS PETER & PAUL – JUNE 29

Acts 12:1-11; Psalm 34; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19   The apostles PETER & PAUL are considered the “first pillars” of the Church. Together they unleashed the Holy Spirit, the Lord the Giver of Life,  in wondrous ways that led to the rapid spread of the presence and power of Christ through His Church....

June 24, 2014June 10, 2015by
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER [A]
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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER [A]

Acts 6:1-7 / Psalm 33 / 1 Peter 2:4-9 / John 14:1-12 Many trumpet fanciful schemes for success. In today’s Gospel Jesus clearly presents Himself to us as “the way” (John 14:6). Thus, our success here and hereafter depends on our faith and trust in the Risen Lord Jesus. Those who sincerely seek to imitate Jesus’...

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