Let’s Give It Our All!

Sunday, January 29, 2023 READINGS: IS 58:7-10; PS 112:4-9; 1 COR 2:1-5; MT 5:13-16 Today’s readings are part pep talk and part marching orders for us Catholic Christians. They offer wonderfully clear guidance on what matters most to God in the way we prioritize our lives and the way He intends for us to use…

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The Secret of Living a Good Life

Sunday, January 29, 2023 READINGS: Zep 2:3 – 3: 12-13; Ps 146: 6-10; 1 Cor 1: 26-31; Mt 5: 1-12A The Gospel Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time is what is popularly known as Saint Matthew’s “the Sermon on the Mount.” Many scholars think it is the absolute epitome of Jesus’ teachings. To…

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The Essence of Discipleship

Sunday, January 22, 2023 READINGS: IS 8:23-9:3; PS 27:1,4, 13-14; 1 COR 1:10-13, 17; MT 4:12-23 The first reading and the Gospel this Sunday remind us that we have a call from God to reach beyond our comfort zone to those who are on the margins of society and not a part of our circle…

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Challenging Questions for Catholic Christians

Sunday, January 15, 2023 READINGS: IS 49:3, 5-6; PS 40:2, 4, 7-10;1 COR 1:1-3; JN 1:29-34 As we return to the Sundays of Ordinary Time, our readings this Sunday provide clear and inspiring reminders of the most fundamental aspect of our identity — that of servants of our most high and holy God and His…

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What can we learn from the Magi?

Sunday, January 8, 2023 READINGS: IS 60: 1-6; PS 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-13; EPH 3:2-3A, 5-6; MT 2: 1-12 It seems that the Christmas Season just began and now on Tuesday of this week, we return to Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Year.  Monday, we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord which is the last…

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All Blessings Come From God

Sunday, January 1, 2023 READINGS: NM 6:22-27; PS 67:2-3, 5-6, 8; GAL 4:4-7; LK 2:16-21 The parish staff, deacons, and priests, wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the gift of peace, joy and laughter in the coming New Year. The blessing included in the First Reading this Sunday is from the…

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God’s Christmas Gift To Us

Sunday, December 18, 2022 READINGS: IS 52:7-10; PS 98:1-6; HEB 1:1-6; JN 1:1-18 The parish staff, deacons, and priests, wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the gift of peace, joy and laughter in the coming New Year. We celebrate this annual holiday because of two important elements.  First is because God…

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The Example of St. Joseph

Sunday, December 18, 2022 READINGS: IS 7:10-14, 10; PS 24:1-6; ROM 1:1-7; MT 1:18-24 Advent preparations are drawing to a close and Christmas is a week away – it is only fitting that today’s readings demonstrate the intensity of the Father’s perfect and passionate love for each one of us, culminating in the gift of…

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Reminders on Gaudate Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2022 READINGS: IS 35:1-6A, 10; PS146:6-10; JAS 5:7-10; MT 11:2-11 This weekend you will see the priests wear a rose-colored vestment or chasuble while celebrating Mass. The change in color of the vestments from violet to rose remind us that we are gaining ground on our Advent mountain climb and it is…

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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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