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November 26th – Universal King

Scripture Reflection . . . Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe First Reading:  Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 The Readings for this Feast move me every time. It is the Feast… Continue reading November 26th – Universal King

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November 19th – Gift Appreciation

Scripture Reflection . . . Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Proverbs 31: 10-13,19-20,30-31 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 128 “Blessed are those who fear the Lord.” Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6 Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30 In accepting and using the abilities and gifts with which we have been created we will discover joy; “Come, share your… Continue reading November 19th – Gift Appreciation

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November 12th – Never stop seeking

Scripture Reflection. . . Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:Wisdom 6:12-16 Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 63 “My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.” Second Reading:  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Gospel: 25:1-13 The scripture readings today filled with images of seeking, thirsting, hoping and waiting remind me of reflections I recently read in The Reed… Continue reading November 12th – Never stop seeking

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November 5th -We are one

Scripture Reflection. . . Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Malachi 1:14-2:2, 8-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 131 “In you, Lord, I have found my peace.” Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-13 Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12 “Have we not all the same father? Has not the one God created us?” (Malachi 2) Since it does appear we… Continue reading November 5th -We are one

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October 22nd – To Whom We Belong

Scripture Reflection. . . Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time First Reading:Isaiah 45:1,4-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 96 “Give the Lord glory and honor” Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21 Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration and renowned evangelist often referred to the gift of knowing “who we are and whose we are.”… Continue reading October 22nd – To Whom We Belong

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October 8th – Remain in me

Scripture Reflection . . . Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Isaiah 5:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 80 “The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.” Second Reading: Philippians 4:6-9 Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43 Have you ever seen a vineyard? Rows of sturdy  roots elegantly drapping leaf covered vines to each side. In season… Continue reading October 8th – Remain in me

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October 1st -The little way

Scripture Reflection. . , Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-28 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25 Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-11 Gospel; Matthew 21:28-32 “Unfair” appears to be the cry against God according to the Prophet Ezekiel and in Matthew’s Gospel. There is something that we as humans struggle with and that is comparing ourselves… Continue reading October 1st -The little way