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TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN YEAR A

TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN YEAR A

 TWENTY EIGHTH SUNDAY IN YEAR A  When a priest is ordained, the bishop hands him a Book of the Gospels and gives the priest this command (it is clearer in Latin, Spanish, Italian, etc. that it is a grammatical command, not a subjunctive, ‘if you choose to.” “Believe...

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Holy Day, without Obligation in 2020 Saturday, August 15, 2020, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, August 15, 2020. This is a Holy Day, but without...

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APOLOGY

APOLOGY

APOLOGY This message is not for everyone.  Unfortunately, many are relieved that bishops have given dispensations to the faithful not to attend Sunday Mass.  For a multitude of others, who don’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist any longer, they...

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CORPUS CHRISTI REFLECTION

CORPUS CHRISTI REFLECTION

CORPUS CHRISTI REFLECTION Dear Parishioners, This Sunday is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Sacred Body and Blood of Christ.  We will have our Mass this weekend professionally recorded in the church and emailed to you Saturday afternoon.  If you are home...

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HOLY TRINITY – UNITY IN THE FACE OF DIVISION

HOLY TRINITY – UNITY IN THE FACE OF DIVISION

HOLY TRINITY – UNITY IN THE FACE OF DIVISION The death of Mr. George Floyd is tragic.  The murder of Mr. George Floyd is wrong.  Those who committed the murder are wrong, either by acts of omission or acts of commission.  To say that we should all be treated and treat...

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – 2020

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – 2020

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - 2020 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him.” This verse...

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – 2020 The Gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Easter is always taken from one of three sections of St. John chapter 10: verses 1-10 (year A),  11-18 (year B) or  27-30 (year C).   The consistent theme is that Jesus is our Good Shepherd. A...

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Third Sunday Of Easter – Year A The Road To Emmaus

Third Sunday Of Easter – Year A The Road To Emmaus

Third Sunday Of Easter – Year A The Road To Emmaus In the Gospel resurrection stories the disciples consistently fail to recognize Jesus when He appeared to them.  Mary Magdalene thought He was a gardener.  The disciples on the seashore of Tiberias thought He was a...

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Post-Easter Reflections on Christ’s Resurrection

Post-Easter Reflections on Christ’s Resurrection

Post-Easter Reflections on Christ’s Resurrection In the first 300 years of our Catholic faith, the Fathers of the Church wrote profound homilies on the teaching passed to us from the Apostles.  The following is a paraphrase from an ancient homily whose author is...

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