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November 3rd – God makes beautiful things

Scripture Reflection. . .  Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145 “I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.” Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Today’s scripture readings are a beautiful reminder that God loves all creation unconditionally. From the Book of Wisdom… Continue reading November 3rd – God makes beautiful things

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October 27th – To be rich is to be poor

Scripture Reflection. . .  Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Sirach 35:12-18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34 “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” Second Reading:  2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14 How can St. Paul, who knows his death sentence is inevitable, give glory to God and proclaim “The Lord will rescue me… Continue reading October 27th – To be rich is to be poor

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July 14th – Law of Love

Scripture Reflection . . . Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:Deuteronomy 30:10-14 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 69 “Turn to the Lord in your need, and you will live.” Second Reading: Colossians 1:15-20 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 Today’s Readings remind me of another scripture passage from Matthew’s gospel (22:36-42). Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the… Continue reading July 14th – Law of Love

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June 30th – Clothed in Love

Scripture Reflection . . . Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 1 Kings 19:16 -21 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 16 “You are my inheritance, O Lord.” Second Reading: Galatians 5:1,13-18 Luke 9:51-62 Each of the Scripture Readings today depict individuals who have such a deep sense of God’s desire for them that they are willing… Continue reading June 30th – Clothed in Love

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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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July 29th – Nothing wasted

Scripture Reflection . . . Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Responsorial Psalm:Psalm 145 “The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6 Gospel: John 6:1-15 After feeding a large crowd (with five loaves of bread and two fish!) Jesus directs his disciples, “Gather… Continue reading July 29th – Nothing wasted