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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The Gospel today presents a moment of crisis for the disciples of Jesus.  It was time for them to stand up and be counted.  What Christ was demanding of them was not understanding, but faith in himself.  So, there was no way they could avoid making a choice of being for or against Jesus.  We, […]

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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We are reminded today of the closeness of the union to which Christ calls us in every celebration of the Eucharist. It is a union which reaches its fulfillment in eternity. Jesus is offering us a life that will not grow old but will go on forever. In the Eucharist we are offered the life […]

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Many a time in our bleak moments we feel like saying with Elijah, ‘Lord, we’ve had enough.’  Christian life is by no means plain sailing and we often find ourselves broken and crushed by circumstances that come our way.  Left to our own resources we can find no light at the end of the tunnel.  […]

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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As we listen to the words of Jesus in the Gospel today, we come to realize that food is but basic fodder and that if we are really to live, something more is required. There is another kind of nourishment needed by the human heart, because there are other hungers that we need to satisfy. […]

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Today we hear the story of the miraculous feeding of the crowd by Jesus.  One message from this that needs to be taken to heart is the importance of sharing what we have with those who are less well off, especially those who are starving.  The Lord asks us to give ourselves and our resources […]

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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In our world today, so many lives are consumed with adding to our financial status, regardless of the time or the day.  Jesus was different.  He looked at the capacity of His disciples.  He is a shepherd with a heart.  He is not a slave driver.  Jesus did not want them to work all the […]

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There is something very moving about this gospel passage of Jesus sending out twelve of his disciples, after a brief apprenticeship, to preach the message of God’s word, which they did not fully understand. They were to have a simple lifestyle, to be poor as he was poor, not to worry too much about their […]

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The strength of the strong often proves to be their downfall, while the weakness of the weak often saves them. People don’t fall because they are weak but because they think they are strong. In our weakness, we experience the power of God. in our darkness, we experience his light. In our sins, we experience […]

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The Gospel portrays an example of the healing power of Christ in an uncommonly moving scene. Jairus, a respected synagogue official, has a little daughter who is seriously ill, to the point of death. In desperation he seeks out Jesus and begs him to come to his house, to lay his hands on his daughter […]

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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

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The birth of John the Baptist is one of the oldest feasts in the church’s calendar.  In the early days of the church it was difficult to mention Jesus Christ without referring to John the Baptist so much were their lives woven together.  He was an unusual character, an eccentric who from his earliest years […]

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