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February 4th – Pouring out to be filled

Scripture Reflection . . . Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Job 7:1-4,6-7 Rrsponsorial Psalm: Psalm 147 “Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 The Scripture Readings today are rich with meaning so today we reflect on just one piece. ¬†After Jesus heals Simon Peter’s mother-in-law… Continue reading February 4th – Pouring out to be filled

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January 28th – Softening the heart

Scripture Reflection . . . Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95 “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35 Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses commands those who speak on behalf of God to listen first to God.… Continue reading January 28th – Softening the heart

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January 21st – Deep calls to deep

Scripture Reflection . . . Third Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 25 “Teach me your ways, O Lord.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 The Scriptures both Old and New Testaments are filled with stories of individuals who have some experience God and are drawn to… Continue reading January 21st – Deep calls to deep

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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