Deacon Ray

Prepare the way of the Lord

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths; all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” The Gospel Acclamation today urges us to take action! Prepare! We have been granted a great gift from the Lord; to assist in His work. This work is to prepare all people, Read more…

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Deacon Ray

Love your Neighbor

In the first reading from Deuteronomy today Moses tells the people to “Fear the Lord.” The reading goes on to state that if you keep all the statutes and commandments of God you will be blessed with long life. In essence, what we hear is known as the “law of Read more…

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Deacon Ray

Pray for Marriage

Marriage is the focus of the readings today. Genesis tells the story of God creating a suitable partner for the man and Jesus reminds the Pharisees of the design His Father created and His original intent for marriage; the union of man and woman as one flesh. We see that Read more…

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Bulletin Reflection

The God of Plenty

We hear two stories today of multiplication of food. The first reading from 2 Kings describes the Prophet Elisha providing a meal for the people from a gift he had received as first fruits. No words of multiplication are given, yet the food is enough for the people in spite Read more…

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Bulletin Reflection

Our Source of the Truth

In the first reading today, the Prophet Jeremiah warns those who were leading the people astray. “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, say the Lord.” Jeremiah lived in a tough time for Judea, the southern kingdom. Israel, the northern kingdom had been destroyed Read more…

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Bulletin Reflection

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

In John’s Gospel, the cleansing of the temple occurs early in the story, whereas in the synoptic gospels, all place this much later in their accounts. Perhaps John wanted to show the radical change Jesus desired in all aspects of life; our cleansing. Jesus, filled with justifiable anger makes a Read more…

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