The Essence of Christian Hospitality

Sunday, December 4, 2022 READINGS: IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; ROM 15:4-9; MT 3:1-12 On this Second Sunday of Advent, our second reading from Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans encourages us to focus our Advent preparations in this way: “Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God.”…

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Long Live Christ the King!

Sunday, November 20, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Readings: 2 SM 5:1-3; PS 122:1-5; COL 1:12-20; LK 23:35-43 On this Feast of Christ, the King, our readings show us that we serve the greatest of Kings, who is at the same time the humblest of Kings. Christ is the perfect model of servant…

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Putting God Above All Else

Sunday, November 13, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Readings: MAL 3:19-20A; PS 98:5-9; 2 THES 3:7-12; LK 21:5-19 As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our readings offer a sober reminder that this life is not our aim and that God’s justice will triumph in the end. Now is the time…

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Made for More

Sunday, November 6, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Readings: 2 MC 7:1-2, 9-14; PS 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 THES 2:16-3:5; LK 20:27-38 As the Liturgical Year Cycle C moves toward its completion (November 20th), today’s readings challenge us to focus on the “why” of our Christian call to discipleship.  Why embrace this…

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The Transforming Hospitality of Jesus

Sunday, October 30, 2022 | By Rev. Michael P. Hanifin Readings: WIS 11:22-12:2; 2 THES 1:11-2:2; LK 19:1-10 We live in a polarized and divided world today.  It seems that people are at odds with one another, and nations at odds with other nations.  In the climate in which we find ourselves, it is easy…

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