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Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 24:1-13 Joshua gathered together all the tribes of Israel at Shechem,summoning their elders, their leaders,their judges and their officers.When they stood in ranks before God, Joshua addressed all the people: “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: In times past your fathers, down

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Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jos 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17 The LORD said to Joshua,“Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,that they may know I am with you, as I was with Moses.Now command the priests carrying the ark of the covenantto come to a

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Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 34:1-12 Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo,the headland of Pisgah which faces Jericho,and the LORD showed him all the land—Gilead, and as far as Dan, all Naphtali,the land of Ephraim and Manasseh,all the land of Judah as far as

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -<br>Vigil

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -<br>Vigil Reading 1 1 Chron 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 David assembled all Israel in Jerusalem to bring the ark of the LORDto the place which he had prepared for it.David also called together the sons of Aaron and the Levites. The Levites bore the ark of God

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -<br>Mass during the Day

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary -<br>Mass during the Day Reading 1 Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab God’s temple in heaven was opened,and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun,with the moon under her feet,and on

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Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

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Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Reading 1 Dt 10:12-22 Moses said to the people:“And now, Israel, what does the LORD, your God, ask of youbut to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly,to love and serve the LORD, your God,with all your heart and all your soul,to keep the

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a At the mountain of God, Horeb,Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the LORD said to him,“Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD;the LORD will be passing by.” A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountainsand crushing

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“O You of Little Faith”

We hear the story of Jesus walking on the water today. Peter, the impulsive man he was, asks Jesus to bid him to come to Him on the water. Peter does well until he became aware of just how strong the wind was blowing and became frightened and then he begins to sink into the

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Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 6:4-13 Moses said to the people:“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your heart,and with all your soul,and with all your strength.Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.Drill

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Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

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Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin Reading 1 Dt 4:32-40 Moses said to the people:“Ask now of the days of old, before your time,ever since God created man upon the earth;ask from one end of the sky to the other:Did anything so great ever happen before?Was it ever heard of? Did a people ever hear the

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, deacon and martyr Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-10 Brothers and sisters:Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in all

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Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35 The LORD said to Moses [in the desert of Paran,]“Send men to reconnoiter the land of Canaan,which I am giving the children of Israel.You shall send one man from each ancestral tribe,all of them princes.” After reconnoitering the land for

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Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest

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Memorial of Saint Dominic, Priest Reading 1 Nm 12:1-13 Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretextof the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?Does he not speak through us also?”And the LORD heard this.Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man

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Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Nm 11:4b-15 The children of Israel lamented,“Would that we had meat for food!We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in Egypt,and the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,the onions, and the garlic.But now we are famished;we see nothing before us but this manna.”

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The Transfiguration

This familiar story of Jesus showing His glory to Peter, James, and John is truly a beautiful one. In this brief section of the Gospel Jesus gives these three disciples a glimpse into Heaven, Jesus’ eternal dwelling place. Jesus shows these disciples that He is the fulfillment of the law and the prophets. They are left

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

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Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord Reading 1 Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 As I watched: Thrones were set upand the Ancient One took his throne.His clothing was bright as snow,and the hair on his head as white as wool;his throne was flames of fire,with wheels of burning fire.A surging stream of fireflowed out from where

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Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Lv 25:1, 8-17 The LORD said to Moses on Mount Sinai,“Seven weeks of years shall you count–seven times seven years–so that the seven cycles amount to forty-nine years.Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, let the trumpet resound;on this, the Day of Atonement,

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Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest

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Memorial of Saint John Vianney, Priest Reading 1 Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37 The LORD said to Moses,“These are the festivals of the LORD which you shall celebrateat their proper time with a sacred assembly.The Passover of the LORD falls on the fourteenth day of the first month,at the evening twilight.The fifteenth day of

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Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 40:16-21, 34-38 Moses did exactly as the LORD had commanded him.On the first day of the first month of the second yearthe Dwelling was erected.It was Moses who erected the Dwelling.He placed its pedestals, set up its boards, put in its bars,and set up

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Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 34:29-35 As Moses came down from Mount Sinaiwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,he did not know that the skin of his face had become radiantwhile he conversed with the LORD.When Aaron, then, and the other children of Israel saw Mosesand

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Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Ex 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28 The tent, which was called the meeting tent,Moses used to pitch at some distance away, outside the camp.Anyone who wished to consult the LORDwould go to this meeting tent outside the camp.Whenever Moses went out to the tent,

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Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Reading 1 Ex 32:15-24, 30-34 Moses turned and came down the mountainwith the two tablets of the commandments in his hands,tablets that were written on both sides, front and back;tablets that were made by God,having inscriptions on them that were engraved by God himself.Now, when Joshua heard the

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

Jesus gives three examples of what the kingdom of Heaven is like in today’s Gospel reading. I struggle with the comparisons He uses compared with the norms in today’s world; after all we don’t hear of people finding buried treasure today. But I realized I was missing the point of these parables. Jesus is simply

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12 The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered:“O LORD, my God, you have made me, your servant, kingto succeed my father David;but I am a mere youth,

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Memorial of Saint Martha

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Memorial of Saint Martha Reading 1 Ex 24:3-8 When Moses came to the peopleand related all the words and ordinances of the LORD, they all answered with one voice,“We will do everything that the LORD has told us.”Moses then wrote down all the words of the LORD and,rising early the next day,he erected at the

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Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 20:1-17 In those days:God delivered all these commandments: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery.You shall not have other gods besides me.You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of

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Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b In the third month after their departure from the land of Egypt,on its first day, the children of Israel came to the desert of Sinai.After the journey from Rephidim to the desert of Sinai,they pitched camp. While Israel was encamped here

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Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 The children of Israel set out from Elim, and came into the desert of Sin,which is between Elim and Sinai,on the fifteenth day of the second monthafter their departure from the land of Egypt.Here in the desert the

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Feast of Saint James, Apostle

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Feast of Saint James, Apostle Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned;struck down, but not destroyed;always carrying about in the body

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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 14:5-18 When it was reported to the king of Egyptthat the people had fled,Pharaoh and his servants changed their minds about them.They exclaimed, “What have we done!Why, we have released Israel from our service!”So Pharaoh made his chariots ready and mustered his soldiersBsix hundred

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Holy Mass Explained Part 5

Part Two: Liturgy of the Word Usually, when we gather as a family or as friends for a meal, we begin with a conversation telling our stories. Likewise, after the gathering rites during Mass, the Liturgy of the Word follows. God speaks to us in the inspired Words of the Bible and we listen to

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 12:13, 16-19 There is no god besides you who have the care of all,that you need show you have not unjustly condemned.For your might is the source of justice;your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all.For you show your might when the perfection of your

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Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene

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Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene Reading 1 Sgs 3:1-4b The Bride says:On my bed at night I sought himwhom my heart loves–I sought him but I did not find him.I will rise then and go about the city;in the streets and crossings I will seekHim whom my heart loves.I sought him but I did not

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Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 11:10—12:14 Although Moses and Aaron performed various wondersin Pharaoh’s presence,the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate,and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,“This month shall stand at the head of

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Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 3:13-20 Moses, hearing the voice of the LORD from the burning bush, said to him,“When I go to the children of Israel and say to them,‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am

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Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 3:1-6, 9-12 Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian.Leading the flock across the desert, he came to Horeb,the mountain of God.There an angel of the LORD appeared to him in fireflaming out of a bush.As he looked on,

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Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 2:1-15a A certain man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman,who conceived and bore a son.Seeing that he was a goodly child, she hid him for three months.When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket,daubed it with bitumen

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Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ex 1:8-14, 22 A new king, who knew nothing of Joseph, came to power in Egypt.He said to his subjects, “Look how numerous and powerfulthe people of the children of Israel are growing, more so than we ourselves!Come, let us deal shrewdly with them to

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD:Just as from the heavensthe rain and snow come downand do not return theretill they have watered the earth,making it fertile and fruitful,giving seed to the one who sowsand bread to the one who eats,so shall my word bethat goes forth from my

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Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a Jacob gave his sons this charge:“Since I am about to be taken to my people,bury me with my fathers in the cave that liesin the field of Ephron the Hittite,the cave in the field of Machpelah,facing on Mamre, in the

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Holy Mass Explained Part 4

Part 1: Gathering Rites (Cont’d) Greeting: While the entrance hymn is sung, the priest kisses the altar, which represents Christ, as a sign of surrender and adoration. Following the hymn, the Mass begins with the sign of the Cross and greeting. This greeting is significantly for wishing well, to all present, in the name of

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Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin

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Memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin Reading 1 Gn 46:1-7, 28-30 Israel set out with all that was his.When he arrived at Beer-sheba,he offered sacrifices to the God of his father Isaac.There God, speaking to Israel in a vision by night, called,“Jacob! Jacob!”He answered, “Here I am.”Then he said: “I am God, the God of

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Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5 Judah approached Joseph and said: “I beg you, my lord,let your servant speak earnestly to my lord,and do not become angry with your servant,for you are the equal of Pharaoh.My lord asked your servants, ‘Have you a father, or another brother?’So

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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a When hunger came to be felt throughout the land of Egyptand the people cried to Pharaoh for bread,Pharaoh directed all the Egyptians to go to Josephand do whatever he told them.When the famine had spread throughout the land,Joseph opened all the

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Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

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Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot Reading 1 Gn 32:23-33 In the course of the night, Jacob arose, took his two wives,with the two maidservants and his eleven children,and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.After he had taken them across the streamand had brought over all his possessions,Jacob was left there alone.Then some man wrestled with

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Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 28:10-22a Jacob departed from Beer-sheba and proceeded toward Haran.When he came upon a certain shrine, as the sun had already set,he stopped there for the night.Taking one of the stones at the shrine, he put it under his headand lay down to sleep at

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Zec 9:9-10 Thus says the LORD:Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion,shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!See, your king shall come to you;a just savior is he,meek, and riding on an ass,on a colt, the foal of an ass.He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim,and the horse from Jerusalem;the warrior’s

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And I Will Give You Rest

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Jesus makes a promise to us in the passage from Mathew’s Gospel today.  Doesn’t this sound inviting to you? Which one of us doesn’t need rest? We live in a world consumed with busyness, one where we are asked to

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Holy Mass Explained Part 3

The Holy Mass could be described as the ritual celebration of what Jesus fulfilled only once in history: The Last Supper on Holy Thursday, His Death on Good Friday and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. The celebration of the Mass can be divided into four parts: Gathering rites Liturgy of the Word of God Liturgy

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Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 27:1-5, 15-29 When Isaac was so old that his eyesight had failed him,he called his older son Esau and said to him, “Son!”“Yes father!” he replied.Isaac then said, “As you can see, I am so oldthat I may now die at any time.Take your

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Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67 The span of Sarah’s life was one hundred and twenty-seven years.She died in Kiriatharba (that is, Hebron)in the land of Canaan,and Abraham performed the customary mourning rites for her.Then he left the side of his dead one and addressed the

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Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 22:1b-19 God put Abraham to the test.He called to him, “Abraham!”“Here I am,” he replied.Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,and go to the land of Moriah.There you shall offer him up as a burnt offeringon a height

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Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 21:5, 8-20a Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.Isaac grew, and on the day of the child’s weaningAbraham held a great feast. Sarah noticed the son whom Hagar the Egyptianhad borne to Abrahamplaying with her son Isaac;so

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Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 19:15-29 As dawn was breaking, the angels urged Lot on, saying, “On your way!Take with you your wife and your two daughters who are here,or you will be swept away in the punishment of Sodom.”When he hesitated, the men, by the LORD’s mercy,seized his

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Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

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Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters:You are no longer strangers and sojourners,but you are fellow citizens with the holy onesand members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets,with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.Through him the whole structure is held togetherand grows

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a One day Elisha came to Shunem,where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he used to stop there to dine.So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man

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Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 18:1-15 The LORD appeared to Abraham by the Terebinth of Mamre,as Abraham sat in the entrance of his tent,while the day was growing hot.Looking up, he saw three men standing nearby.When he saw them, he ran from the entrance of the tent to greet

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Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to himand said: “I am God the Almighty.Walk in my presence and be blameless.” God also said to Abraham:“On your part, you and your descendants after youmust keep my covenant throughout the

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Vigil

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Vigil Reading 1 Acts 3:1-10 Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o’clock hour of prayer. And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the temple called “the Beautiful Gate” every day to beg for alms

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Mass during the Day

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles<br>Mass during the Day Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them.He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword,and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jewshe proceeded to arrest Peter also.–It

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Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

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Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Gn 15:1-12, 17-18 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram!I am your shield;I will make your reward very great.” But Abram said,“O Lord GOD, what good will your gifts be,if I keep on being childlessand have as my heir

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Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 13:2, 5-18 Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents,so that the land could not support them if they stayed together;their possessions were so great that they could not dwell together.There

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Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9 The LORD said to Abram:“Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. “I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you

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Holy Mass Explained Part 2

On June 4th, Pentecost Sunday, I started explaining the Holy Mass for your benefit and for the benefit of your children. Through my simple effort, I would like that you may be enlightened so as to understand the value of the Holy Mass. This week I want to explain to you about the purposes of

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13 Jeremiah said:“I hear the whisperings of many:‘Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!’All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.‘Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.’But the LORD is with me, like

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the Day

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Mass during the Day Reading 1 Is 49:1-6 Hear me, O coastlands, listen, O distant peoples. The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his

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Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11 Moses said to the people:“You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the

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Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 11:1-11 Brothers and sisters:If only you would put up with a little foolishness from me!Please put up with me.For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God,since I betrothed you to one husbandto present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.But

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Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

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Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Reading 1 2 Cor 9:6-11 Brothers and sisters, consider this:whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver.Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you,so that in

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Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 8:1-9 We want you to know, brothers and sisters, of the grace of Godthat has been given to the churches of Macedonia,for in a severe test of affliction,the abundance of their joy and their profound povertyoverflowed in a wealth of generosity on their

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Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 6:1-10 Brothers and sisters:As your fellow workers, we appeal to younot to receive the grace of God in vain.For he says: In an acceptable time I heard you,and on the day of salvation I helped you. Behold, now is a very acceptable time;behold,

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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Reading 1 Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a Moses said to the people:“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,has directed all your journeying in the desert,so as to test you by afflictionand find out whether or not it was your intentionto keep his commandments. He therefore let

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Happy Father’s Day

Being a father calls for many challenges and hardships, which every dad bears with pride and happiness. Your dad has been your first friend who has always been with you, no matter what. He is the one person who has bestowed you with unconditional love and care, without asking for anything in return. When it

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Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Saturday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 5:14-21 Brothers and sisters:The love of Christ impels us,once we have come to the conviction that one died for all;therefore, all have died.He indeed died for all,so that those who live might no longer live for themselvesbut for him who for their sake

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Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Friday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15 Brothers and sisters:We hold this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned;struck down, but not destroyed;always carrying

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Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 3:15—4:1, 3-6 Brothers and sisters:To this day, whenever Moses is read,a veil lies over the hearts of the children of Israel,but whenever a person turns to the Lord the veil is removed.Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the

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Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor 3:4-11 Brothers and sisters:Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take creditfor anything as coming from us;rather, our qualification comes from God,who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant,not of letter but

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Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church

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Memorial of Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 2 Cor 1:18-22 Brothers and sisters:As God is faithful, our word to you is not “yes” and “no.”For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us,Silvanus and Timothy and me,was not “yes” and “no,” but “yes”

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Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

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Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Cor1:1-7 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,and Timothy our brother,to the Church of God that is at Corinth,with all the holy ones throughout Achaia:grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Reading 1 Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9 Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinaias the LORD had commanded him,taking along the two stone tablets. Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses thereand proclaimed his name, “LORD.”Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,“The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious

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Saturday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Reading 1 Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20 Tobit called his son Tobiah and said to him, “Son, see to it that you give what is due to the man who made the journey with you; give him a bonus too.” So he called Raphael and said, “Take as your wages half of all that you have

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

We celebrate The Most Holy Trinity today. This solemnity reminds us of the triune nature of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are reminded of this every time we enter the church and bless ourselves with holy water. Our priest also gathers us together in the words of the second reading today from 2

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Friday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Reading 1 Tb 11:5-17 Anna sat watching the road by which her son was to come.When she saw him coming, she exclaimed to his father,“Tobit, your son is coming, and the man who traveled with him!” Raphael said to Tobiah before he reached his father:“I am certain that his eyes will be opened.Smear the fish

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Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Reading 1 Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a When the angel Raphael and Tobiah had entered Media and were getting close to Ecbatana,Raphael said to the boy,“Tobiah, my brother!”He replied: “Here I am!”He said: “Tonight we must stay with Raguel, who is a relative of yours.He has a daughter named Sarah.” So he brought him to

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Wednesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Reading 1 Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a Grief-stricken in spirit, I, Tobit, groaned and wept aloud.Then with sobs I began to pray: “You are righteous, O Lord,and all your deeds are just;All your ways are mercy and truth;you are the judge of the world.And now, O Lord, may you be mindful of me,and look with favor upon

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Holy Mass Explained – Part 1

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As Catholics, we know that the Holy Mass is the center of our faith and the source of divine life. Hence, the Church teaches us to participate in the Holy Mass regularly on Sundays and on Holydays of obligation and also on weekdays, whenever possible. If we understand the value of the Mass, we would

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Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

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Reading 1 Tb 2:9-14 On the night of Pentecost, after I had buried the dead,I, Tobit, went into my courtyard to sleep next to the courtyard wall. My face was uncovered because of the heat. I did not know there were birds perched on the wall above me, till their warm droppings settled in my

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Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

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Reading 1 Tb 1:3; 2:1a-8 I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my lifeon the paths of truth and righteousness.I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen and my peoplewho had been deported with me to Nineveh, in Assyria. On our festival of Pentecost, the feast of Weeks, a fine dinner was prepared for

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Finding Time to Pray

Day after day in our busy schedule, we don’t find time to pray. For those, who ask a question within, “How can I find time to pray?”, here is a witness of a young woman, Ruth Baker, who suggests 8 ways, to find time to pray. Ruth Baker, 26, loves running, wild camping and writing.

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Taking Active Participation in the Mass

You or any of your family members may have been a little while since you last went to Mass. If you think, why to go for Mass regularly, just think that God wants you to grow in his life, which he imparts through the Body and Blood in the Mass. Here are some suggestions for

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SAINT OF THE GUTTERS

“The saint of the Gutters” – this is how Mother Teresa, who dedicated her whole life to the service of the sick, outcast, those who suffered from any chronic decease and the dying, was called. Today the Catholic Church declared her formally a Saint, even though she was known as a Saint among the people

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Embrace the Year of Mercy : The Importance of Commitment

When I was young my parents helped my four brothers and three sisters and I to include prayer as part of our family life. We prayed our meal prayers together always before we started eating and a decade of the Rosary during Advent and Lent. At times, it became difficult with all of the sports

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Missionary Task of the Disciples

Last week, the theme for reflection was, what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. This Sunday, the emphasis is on the task of the disciples to be missionaries of peace of the Kingdom of God. The message that the disciples are asked to carry is the message of peace, which is an

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Challenges of Christian Discipleship

The Gospel passage presents Jesus’ resolute departure to Jerusalem for his suffering and death on the cross. His decision to go to Jerusalem is a deliberate decision, in order to fulfill the will of his heavenly Father. The evangelist describes it as a great journey that Jesus takes to his destiny, as determined by His

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Our Repentance and God’s forgiveness

This Sunday the liturgy focuses on forgiveness, which entails repentance. There are two outstanding examples in the Bible, which portray human repentance and God’s forgiveness,highlighting His love and mercy. The first happened in the life of king David, the one chosen by God himself to be the king of Israel (2 Samuel, chapters 11 &

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Living our life fully

We hear the story of Jesus acting with great compassion to a widow in the city of Naim, by raising her only dead son to life. Human experience shows that death causes pain; closer the bond, greater is the pain experienced. The event in the Gospel describes that a widow lost her only son. Having

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Corpus Christi Sunday

This Sunday the Church celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi, which means The Body and The Blood of Jesus Christ. We remember gratefully the mysterious selfgift of Jesus in the Eucharist. The Gospel passage describing the multiplication of bread gives us a foretaste of the spiritual food, which Jesus instituted in the form of bread

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Understanding the role of the Holy Spirit!

Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, namely, the descent of the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus Christ, before his Ascension. With the descent of the Holy Spirit, the Risen Lord is made present in a new and astounding manner. So also is made present universally The Father in Heaven. Thus, The God, who

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The Ascension of Jesus Christ & Mother’s Day

The Ascension of Jesus Christ & Mother’s Day This week we are celebrating the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Mother’s day. I would like to share briefly about both the events. Through his Ascension, Jesus departed from earth where his presence was a matter of fact to heaven, on account of which his

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Preparing the Church to take its root

As we are drawing closer to the Ascension of Our Lord, which celebrates the Risen Lord’s enthronement and the feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Mary and the Apostles, the Gospel for this Sunday (John 14:2329) is leading us to these two events. The Gospel for this Sunday is

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Imitate Jesus

The reading from Revelation today speaks of a “new heaven and a new earth”. My Bible cautions readers that this book uses “extravagant symbolism”. The introduction to this last book of the Bible goes on to say that symbolic descriptions  are not to be taken literally. So what can we take away from this reading?

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Voice of the Good Shepherd

In today’s culture, many voices clamor for our attention. But the voice of the media is louder than anything else. Intruding our freedom, they sound through television, internet, cell phone and what not. Whether we like it or not, they arrest our minds and hearts with various messages, commercials and videos. In the midst of

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Catch Someone for Christ!

Many of you are fishing enthusiasts, or perhaps have close family that takes a strong interest in this sport. States and provinces regulate fishing seasons within their own boundaries. For some species, the fishing season is open all year long and for others, there is only a brief time. It is amazing, for me originating

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Rejoice! He is Risen!

“But Peter got up and ran to the tomb.” Peter was unique in his response to the news of Jesus’ resurrection. Whereas, the other apostles disregarded the reports from the women who had seen the empty tomb and heard the angels announce the truth of the resurrection. On this Easter day, we have a choice

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The Lenten Journey

We have entered once again into our Lenten journey. These forty days are meant to help us step back from our busy lives and reflect upon our relationship with God; where am I in union with God, where do I need to improve. Those of us who have been through a few Lenten seasons may

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Lent, a Season of Renewal

We begin the season of Lent from Wednesday, February 10th, which is known as Ash Wednesday. Lent denotes 40 days of penance, a time of conversion and a time for deepening one’s faith. This season has twofold character: one is that we recall our baptismal commitment to live as the children of God and the

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