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February 23rd – Tuning and Turning

Scripture Reflection . . . Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 103 “The Lord is kind and merciful.” Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 3:16-23 Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48 Listening to one of our Sisters tune her guitar in preparation for the Sunday Liturgy, I reflected on our need to be tuned… Continue reading February 23rd – Tuning and Turning

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February 16th – The choice to Love

Scripture Reflection . . . Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Sirach 15:15-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 119 “Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord.” Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37 So what is this “law of the Lord” that we recite for the Responsorial Psalm?  We could also ask… Continue reading February 16th – The choice to Love

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February 9th – The essentials

Scripture Reflection . . . Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 58:7-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 112 “The just one is a light in the darkness to the upright..” Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16 Food, shelter, clothing, health, love and acceptance. These are the basic necessities for every human being to… Continue reading February 9th – The essentials

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February 2nd – I’m gonna let Him shine

Scripture Reflection . . . Presentation of the Lord First Reading:  Malachi 3:1-4 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24 “Who is the king of glory? It is the Lord..” Second Reading:  Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 We could read today’s Responsorial Psalm as “Who is the light of the world? It is the Lord!” This is the… Continue reading February 2nd – I’m gonna let Him shine

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January 26th – This little light

Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 8:23-9:3 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 27 “The Lord is my light and my salvation..” Second Reading:  1  Corinthians 1:10-13,17 Gospel: Matthew 4:13-23 The Gospel today makes reference to the First Reading of Isaiah: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great… Continue reading January 26th – This little light

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January 19th – Hermitage of the heart

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 49:3-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40 “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.” Second Reading:  1  Corinthians 1:1-3 Gospel: John 1:29-34 This week the Scripture Readings continue with the theme of baptism. As I write this I’m sitting in a… Continue reading January 19th – Hermitage of the heart

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January 12th – Your name is “Beloved”

Scripture Reflection . . . The Baptism of the Lord First Reading:  Isaiah 42:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 29 “The Lord will bless his people with peace.” Second Reading:  Acts 10:34-38 Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 The celebration of Jesus’ baptism is also a time to reflect on our own baptism.  For many of us this event took… Continue reading January 12th – Your name is “Beloved”