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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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In our second reading today, St. Paul says to the people in Corinth: “I want you to be free from anxieties.”  You might say to him, right, but have you met my boss, spouse, my child or my parents?  Have you seen the problems I am dealing with at work, at home, in school?  No […]

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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Jesus begins his preaching by calling on people to repent and embrace the Good News. The call to repentance connects his preaching with that of John, the Baptist. If the Ninevites responded so fully to the preaching of Jonah, how much more fully should we respond to the preaching of Jesus. The essence of Jesus’ […]

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Even though this is the year of Mark, we begin with a reading from John.  The second Sunday of Ordinary Time respects an old liturgical theme of celebrating different epiphanies or manifestations of Jesus.  John shows us a gradual recognition of who Jesus is – through the testimony of John the Baptist and the confession […]

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Epiphany of the Lord

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God revealed himself to the Jews through the Scriptures, and to the Gentiles through nature.  Since the Magi were Gentiles, Matthew shows them receiving a revelation through astrology.  The story highlights the paradox of how the Jews who have the Scripture reject Jesus, while Gentiles come and, with the help of Scriptures, find and adore […]

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Feast of the Holy Family

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We call Jesus’ family the Holy Family, and rightly so.  But perhaps we have an idealized picture of it:  angels whispering in the ears of Mary and Joseph, telling them what to do in moments of doubt, warning them in times of danger, and so on.  It’s as if they never had a doubt, never […]

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4th Sunday in Advent

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Often in life we can’t see the full meaning of what we do.  Sometimes this meaning is completely hidden from us.  In such a case it becomes very difficult to go on, especially if the task is disagreeable, or those for whom we do it are ungrateful.  In today’s Gospel we see how Mary consented […]

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Mass Schedule for Christmas and New Years’

Mass Schedule for Christmas and New Years’

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Fourth Sunday of Advent: Saturday, December 23rd at 4:00pm and Sunday, December 24th at 8:30am (NOTE – there will be no 10:30am Mass on Sunday, December 24th) Nativity of the Lord:  Sunday, December 24th – 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, & 10:00 pm Monday, December 25th  – 10:30 am Feast of the Holy Family – Saturday, […]

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3rd Sunday in Advent

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In today’s gospel, John the Baptist declares that he is not the Saviour.  His task is to prepare the way for the Saviour, who is already among the people, though they do not recognize him.  Following last Sunday’s lead, John summons all to faith in Jesus Christ.  For John, his lifestyle, as well as his […]

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2nd Sunday in Advent

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In today’s liturgy we hear again the lonely voice of John the Baptist calling us to prepare a way for the Lord…to make a straight highway for our God.  This involves finding time in our busy lives and space in our busy hearts, for the Lord. The highway to be made is our way of […]

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1st Sunday in Advent

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The season of Advent prepares us for Christmas.  In order to understand the message of Christmas we have to start at the beginning – with the history of salvation.  The Advent liturgy relives in a microcosmic way the history of Israel, viewing it through the eyes of Christian faith.  It shows that all of that […]

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