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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?

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June 17th – Thank you!

Scripture Reflection . . . Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 92: “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.” Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 The Readings today bring forth images of abundance and generosity that call forth gratitude.  We hear of lofty mountains, majestic… Continue reading June 17th – Thank you!