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FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019) Readings: Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11 The cast of supporting actors in today’s liturgical presentation all have something in common. Isaiah, Paul, and Simon Peter, all have a clear understanding that they are unworthy of any privileged contact with the divine. Indeed, their… Continue reading FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

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SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019) Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 2:1-12 Johnny Carson, the king of late night television for some thirty years, was interviewing an eight-year-old boy who had rescued two friends from a coal mine outside his hometown in West Virginia. As Johnny questioned him, it became apparent… Continue reading SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2019)

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SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2019)

SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2019) Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 One of my earliest Christmas memories is of my father going to the local corner store shortly before Christmas and returning with a small gift for each of us children. The unexpected gift was three… Continue reading SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2019)

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THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH (2018)

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH (2018) Readings Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52 This Sunday within the octave of Christmas celebrates the holiest of families, the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. It is a moment for us to reflect on the virtues… Continue reading THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH (2018)