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The Feast of the Epiphany

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The story of the Epiphany captures the imagination with its rich mixture of mystery and intrigue.  Into the Holy Family’s impoverished and temporary shelter come the Magi from the East dressed in majestic robes and bearing gifts.  They had travelled from unknown lands following a star and had experienced the deviousness of King Herod before […]

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The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

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As a fresh and unstained New Year opens before us we go through a gateway to walk a path we have not known before.  The old year may have had its days of sorrows, misfortune, loss and pain but all that was good about it we still carry with us as memories that can always […]

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Christmas Greeting

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Merry Christmas…Today we celebrate the birth of the Christ child in Bethlehem.  This great feast, if we allow it, changes our lives forever.  At Christmas, we feel God is very close to us and at the same time we feel closeness to one another.  It is important that we focus our attention on the central […]

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Christmas

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Christmas offers us all an opportunity to recapture glimpses of childhood’s sacred memories.  There is a timelessness about gazing into the crib and coming face to face with the truth that God came down from heaven and dwelt among us as a helpless baby.  The gospel story tells us that at Bethlehem on a starry […]

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4th Sunday of Advent

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Everyone has, at times during life, experienced moments of doubt, confusion and anxiety.  In the Gospel today, we find Joseph being uncertain about how he should deal with the situation of Mary being pregnant.  However, the most striking thing about Joseph is the manner in which he opened himself whole-heartedly to God in quiet faith.  […]

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3rd Sunday of Advent

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One could hardly blame John the Baptist for experiencing doubts about the true identity of Jesus.  After Herod imprisoned him, he was hearing stories about the peaceful behavior of Christ which did not fit his own expectations of a stern Messiah ushering in an age of fiery judgment.  When John sent messengers to Jesus to […]

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2nd Sunday of Advent

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John the Baptist came with a definite mission ~ to announce to the people that God’s kingdom was at their doorstep and if they wanted to enter it their present approach to life needed to be changed.  John challenged people to reform their lives, to repent of their sins and undergo a baptism of purification […]

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1st Sunday of Advent

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Advent is an invitation to renew our Christian commitment and to start living the life that Christ’s first coming, made possible in order to prepare for his final coming at the end of time.  If the real meaning of Christmas is to be kept in the forefront of our minds, a conscious decision must be […]

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The Feast of Christ the King

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Today’s gospel reminds us of the end of time by drawing our attention to the last moments of Christ’s earthly life.  At the moment of his greatest human agony he welcomed the repentance of the good thief and gave him the personal assurance and guarantee of eternal life.  Christ’s death on the cross is our […]

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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As the church’s year draws to a close and another year of life slips quietly by, our thoughts are directed towards the end of time.  Jesus paints a picture foretelling the end of the world in terms of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, and warns his followers in the meantime to be prepared […]

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