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November 4th – Loving with all I am

Scripture Reflection. . . Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 18  “I love you, Lord, my strength.” Second Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28 Gospel:  Mark 12: 28-34 The profound simplicity of the solution to all the world’s struggles and conflicts: Love. Love God, love self, love neighbor.  Yet we find this so… Continue reading November 4th – Loving with all I am

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October 28th – What it takes to follow

Scripture Reflection . . . Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Jeremiah 31:7-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 126  “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” Second Reading:  Hebrews 5:1-6 Gospel:  Mark 10:46-52 Each of the Readings for today’s Liturgy speak to a people or person who is called by… Continue reading October 28th – What it takes to follow

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August 26th – In the service of life

Scripture Reflection. . . Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2;15-18 Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 34 “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” Second Reading: Ephesians 5:21-32 Gospel: John 6: 60-69 There is a strong overarching theme of servitude in the first two readings today. Joshua beseeches the people to serve the God… Continue reading August 26th – In the service of life

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August 19th – Come to the feast

Scripture Reflection . . . Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34. “Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.” Second Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20 Gospel: John 6:51-58 Jesus continues declaring himself the Bread of Life In today’s Readings and goes so far as to promise eternal life to those… Continue reading August 19th – Come to the feast

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August 5th – Living at the heart level

Scripture Reflection . . . Eighteenth Dunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Exodus 16:2-4;12-15 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 78 “The Lord gave them bread from heaven.” Second Reading: Ephesians 4:17,20-24 Gospel: John 6:24-35 Today’s readings continue to reveal that the kingdom of God cannot be found at the level of our mind ( the questioning of… Continue reading August 5th – Living at the heart level

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July 29th – Nothing wasted

Scripture Reflection . . . Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 145 “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6 Gospel: John 6:1-15 After feeding a large crowd (with five loaves of bread and two fish!) Jesus directs his disciples, “Gather… Continue reading July 29th – Nothing wasted

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July 22nd – What are we looking for?

Scripture Reflection. . . Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Resposorial Psalm: Psalm 23. “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” Second Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18 Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 In today’s Gospel, Jesus has pity on the people becaus “they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Sheep without a… Continue reading July 22nd – What are we looking for?