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SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Leviticus 13:1-2; 44-46Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 111 Corinthians 10:31-11:1Mark 1:40-45 HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! There is a lot of talk about shortages during this pandemic; a shortage of vaccines, a shortage of hospital beds, a shortage of PPEs, a shortage of ventilators, a shortage of doctors, nurses, and professional technicians. As… Continue reading SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

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FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Job  7:1-4, 6-7Psalms  147:1-61 Corinthians  9:16-19, 22-23Mark 1:29-39 For all those who at anytime have felt overwhelmed and put upon, Job’s words in the first reading clearly resonate: “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery? Are not his days those of hirelings? He is a slave who longs… Continue reading FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Deuteronomy  18:15-20Psalms  95:1-2, 6-91 Corinthians  7:32-35Mark  1:21-28 The liturgical titles for these Sundays between the Christmas Season and Lent contain the word “Ordinary.” If only these days, surely all days, were ordinary. We are living in an extraordinary time, a time replete with chaos and upset, not only within… Continue reading FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021) Readings:Jonah 3:1-5, 10Psalms  25:4-91 Corinthians  7:29-31Mark 1:14-20 In today’s gospel we find the John of the last two Sunday’s gospels arrested, and the oldest gospel gives us a different account of the calling of the first disciples than we found in last week’s Gospel of John. After the reference… Continue reading THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (2021)

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FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – THE CLOSE OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON (2021)

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD - THE CLOSE OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON (2021) Readings:Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7Psalms 29:1-4, 9-10Acts 10:34-38Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 It is rare that the gospel proclaimed gives us an opportunity to see ourselves in the place of Jesus, but today’s gospel gives us such an opportunity. All Christians share in the… Continue reading FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD – THE CLOSE OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON (2021)

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FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2020)

FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2020) Readings:Isaiah 60:1-6Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6Matthew 2:1-12 Most people wouldn’t think of setting up their Manger Scene for Christmas without carefully placing the Three Kings who come from afar (some wait until January 6th to place them but that hardly gives them any time in the… Continue reading FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (2020)

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – THE SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS (2020)

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY - THE SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS (2020) Readings:Sirach  3:2-6, 12-14Psalms  128:1-2, 3-5Colossians 3:12-21Luke 2:22-40 This Feast of the Holy Family is uniquely celebrated at a time when families can only remember how easy it was to be together and celebrate around a table packed fairly full of relatives… Continue reading FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – THE SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS (2020)

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2020)

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2020) Readings: 2 Samuel  7:1-5, 8-11, 16 Psalms  89:2-5, 27, 29 Romans  16:25-27 Luke  1:26-38 We come from a long line of people trying to contain/control the God they worship.Since the burning bush was too impractical to carry around, the Israelites carried around the tablets (Ten Commandments) given to Moses on… Continue reading FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (2020)