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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”

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January 5th – Wisdom worth following

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 3:2-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 The Wise men.  There is something  wonderfully mysterious about these figures in the Christmas narratives.  Our imagination is captivated by these three… Continue reading January 5th – Wisdom worth following

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December 22nd – God, unlimited

Scripture Reflection . . . Fourth Sunday of Advent First Reading:  Isaiah 7:20-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24 “Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.” Second Reading:  Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1: 18-24 Isaiah, seeking to convince Ahaz, king of Judah, to trust God rather than foreign allies, tells Ahaz to ask for a… Continue reading December 22nd – God, unlimited

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December 15th – Seek to rejoice

Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday of Advent First Reading:  Isaiah 35:1-6;10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146 “Lord, come and save us.” Second Reading:  James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 Rejoice.  Be Patient. Seek and see. These words are echoed in the Readings today. Although proclaimed long ago they continue to have relevance today.  Just as… Continue reading December 15th – Seek to rejoice

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December 8th – With Love all things are possible

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday of Advent First Reading:  Isaiah 11:1-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72 “Justice shall flourish in his time and fullness of peace for ever.” Second Reading:  Romans 15:4-9 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 As we continue on our journey of Advent we encounter today a series of scripture readings that speak to… Continue reading December 8th – With Love all things are possible

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December 1st – A message from the God of creation

Scripture Reflection . . . First Sunday of Advent First Reading:  Isaiah 2:1-5 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122 “Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” Second Reading:  Romans 13:11-14 Gospel: Matthew 24:37-44 The scriptures selected for today, as we enter into a new Church year, urge us to “Stay awake!”  It is interesting… Continue reading December 1st – A message from the God of creation