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August 4th – What really matters?

Scripture Reflection. . . Eighteenth Sunday is Ordinary Time First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90  “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-11 Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21 I tend to want to skim over the reading from Ecclesiastes with its tone of futility. However, this feeling that nothing… Continue reading August 4th – What really matters?

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July 28th – There. Here. Within

Scripture Reflection . . . Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Genesis 18:20-32 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 138 “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” Second Reading:  Colossians 2:12-14 Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 The Scriptures today offer us the view of a relational God: a trinity of persons who desires to be… Continue reading July 28th – There. Here. Within

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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 23rd – Generosity outdone

Scripture Reflection. . . The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ First Reading: Genesis 14:18-20 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 110 “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Gospel: Luke 9:11-17 From the First Reading today we hear of the Blessing bestowed on Abram (to be Abraham) by… Continue reading June 23rd – Generosity outdone

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June 16th – Love poured out

Scripture Reflection. . .  The Most Holy Trinity First Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 8 “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!” Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5 Gospel: John 16:12-15 Most homilies on this feast tend to focus on the inability to explain or understand the Holy Trinity.  Which may… Continue reading June 16th – Love poured out

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June 9th – Breath of God

Scripture Reflection. . . Pentecost Sunday There are alternative Readings for the Epistle and Gospel but the following are used for today’s reflection. First Reading:  Acts 2:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 104 “Lord, send out your Spiri, and renew the face of the earth.” Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13 Gospel:  John 20:19-23 ”And suddenly… Continue reading June 9th – Breath of God

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May 26th – Encouraging Words

Scripture Reflection . . . Sixth Sunday of Easter First Reading: Acts 15:1-2,22-29 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 67 “O God, let all the nations praise you!” Second Reading: Revelation 21:10-14,22-23 Gospel: John 14:23-29 In these days and weeks following Easter the scriptures offered for daily and Sunday liturgies follow the movement of the disciples and the… Continue reading May 26th – Encouraging Words