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SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Isaiah 62:1-5Psalms 96:1-3, 7-101 Corinthians 12:4-11John 2:1-12 We are ushered into our first Sunday outside of the Christmas season by Mary, the Mother of God, who played such a prominent role in the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke during the Christmas season. The words said by Mary in… Continue reading SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2022)

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2022) Readings:Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7Psalms 29:1-4, 9-10Acts 10:34-38Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord brings to a liturgical close the great Christmas season, while it also starts the scriptural beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. Up to this point in time we can assume Jesus lived the… Continue reading FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2022)

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SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY (2021)

SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY (2021)Readings:Isaiah 60:1-6Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12 There are few stories more ingrained in our Christmas psyche than the story of the Three Kings, a story only recounted in the infancy narrative of the evangelist Matthew. The story has inspired writers, artists, and ordinary Christians for centuries. It is hard to… Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY (2021)

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (2021)

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (2021) Readings:Sirach 3:2-6Psalms 128:1-5Colossians 3:12-21Luke 2:41-52 In case you possibly failed to notice, I need to tell you that our liturgical season has changed since I last wrote. Just yesterday the seasons changed from Advent to Christmas, and although you barely had time to finish your Christmas egg nog, the interim… Continue reading FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (2021)

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THIRD

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2021) Readings:Zephaniah 3:14-18aResponse Isaiah 12:2-6Philippians 4:4-7Luke 3:10-18 If you are paying attention, you are able to sense from the readings for today’s liturgy the joyful expectation which marks the readings: “Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! Be glad and exalt with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!…. Fear not,… Continue reading THIRD

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021

Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021 Without anxiety, by prayer and petition, and with thanksgiving, we make our requests known to God.   That the Church may be true to its mission to rejoice in the Lord always.  We pray to the Lord.That the world may be transformed so that nations working together may “overcome… Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent, December 12, 2021