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January 14th – “Here I am”

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40 “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6: 13-20 Gospel: John 1:35-42 The Scriptures today call us to listen and respond. St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians makes the… Continue reading January 14th – “Here I am”

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January 7th – The Power of Love

Scripture Reflection . . . The Epiphany of the Lord First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72 “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.” Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 The word “power” can have negative connotations. We might associate power with control, force, oppression, might, strength . . . such… Continue reading January 7th – The Power of Love

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December 31st – We are family

Scripture Reflection. . . Feast of the Holy Family There are alternative Scripture Readings for this Feast. We prayed with the following: First Reading: Sirach 3: 2-6;12-14 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 128 Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21 Gospel: Luke 2:22-30 Today’s Feast celebrates the Holy Family of Mary, Joseph and Jesus as they visit the temple to make… Continue reading December 31st – We are family

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December 24th – A dwelling place for God

Scripture Reflection. . . Fourth Sunday of Advent First Reading: 2 Samuel 7 – 16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24 “For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.” Second Reading: Romans 16:25-27 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 On the brink of Christmas celebrations an empty manager scene in front of our altar waits to receive the… Continue reading December 24th – A dwelling place for God

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December 17th – Attitude of Gratitude

Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday of Advent First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11 Responsorial: Luke 1 “My soul rejoices in my God.” Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Rejoice! It is one week before Christmas and the message is “rejoice!” The verse that touches my heart today is from St. Paul in… Continue reading December 17th – Attitude of Gratitude

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December 10th – A way to prepare

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday of Advent First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5;9-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 85 ” Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.” Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 On this Second Sunday of Advent the Scriptures speak of preparing: preparing the way, preparing our hearts, preparing… Continue reading December 10th – A way to prepare

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December 3rd – Waiting and Watching

Scripture Reflection. . . First Sunday of Advent First Reading: ¬†Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80 “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 I don’t know about you, ¬†but for me waiting is difficult. And it… Continue reading December 3rd – Waiting and Watching