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December 9th – Season of turning

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday of Advent First Reading: Baruch 5:1-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 126 “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” Second Reading: Philippians 1:4-6,8-11 Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 On this Second Sunday of Advent we hear the call to conversion – a turning from darkness to… Continue reading December 9th – Season of turning

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December 2nd – Waiting in hope

Scripture Reflection . . . First Sunday of Advent First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25 “To you, O Lord, I lift my soul. Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2 Gospel: Luke 21:25-28,34-36 In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to “Be vigilant.”  Vigilant means keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties, or opportunities. The scripture… Continue reading December 2nd – Waiting in hope

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November 25th – King or Servant?

Scripture Reflection . . . Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe First Reading:  Daniel 7:13-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 93  “The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty,” Second Reading: Revelation 1:5-8 Gospel:  John 18:33-37 In today’s Gospel, Pilate questions Jesus about his kingship. Jesus responds, “You say I am a king.  For… Continue reading November 25th – King or Servant?

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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