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February 17th – Deep Roots

Scripture Reflection. . . Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 1 “Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Today we hear of trees sending out roots towards flowing water. St. Paul in his first Letter to the Corinthians… Continue reading February 17th – Deep Roots

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February 10th – Amazing Grace

Scripture Reflection . . . Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 6:1-8 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138 “In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Gospel:  Luke 5:1-11 Today’s  Scripture Readings introduce us to individuals who each confess their fear, sinfulness, and unworthiness when they… Continue reading February 10th – Amazing Grace

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February 3rd – Becoming love

Scripture Reflection. . . Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 71 “I will sing of your salvation.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Gospel: Luke 4:21-30 Sandwhiched between two scripture readings  of individuals (the Prophet Jeremiah and Jesus) faced with violent opposition we hear the well known passage from Corinthians… Continue reading February 3rd – Becoming love

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January 27th – Gospel of Joy

Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Nehemiah 8:2-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19 “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Gospel: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Today’s scripture readings invite us to rejoice!  Ezra declares this clearly in the Book of the Prophet Nehemiah; “Do not be… Continue reading January 27th – Gospel of Joy

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January 20th – Love changes everything

Scripture Reflection . . . Second Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Isaiah 62:1-5 Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 96 “Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.” Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Gospel:  John 2:1-11 There is a theme of marriage in the the First Reading and the Gospel. The Letter to Corinthians beautifully speaks of… Continue reading January 20th – Love changes everything

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January 13th – A little bit of God’s DNA

Scripture Reflection. . . The Baptism of the Lord First Reading:  Isaiah 40:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104 Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14: 3:4-7 Gospel: Luke 3:15-16;21-22 Today’s feast of the Baptism may cause us to reflect on our own baptism, whether we remember it or not, depending upon the age at which we received this sacrament.… Continue reading January 13th – A little bit of God’s DNA

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January 6th – A Gift for all

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 Scriptures today remind me of a line in the movie, The Nativity, as Mary and Joseph welcome the Shepherds that heed the… Continue reading January 6th – A Gift for all