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Sat 4:00 PM
Sun 7:30 & 10:30

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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<br>Mass during the Day

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist<br>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 swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in

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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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