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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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Good Friday Reflection

Good Friday Reflection

GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTION SUFFERING I ENDURE FOR YOU Sr. Charles, S.S.N.D. was my favorite CCD teacher.  Whenever we endured any sacrifices or problems, she would say to us, “Offer it up.”  What did the nuns mean when they exhorted us to this type of prayer? St. Paul...

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Second Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers

Second Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers

April 8, 2020 Second Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers George Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended beyond his death in 1950.  He wrote more than sixty plays,...

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First Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers

First Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers

April 7, 2020 First Lesson of Love: for unbelievers and believers Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881) was a British historian, essayist, translator, philosopher, mathematician, and teacher.  Some of his major works include The French Revolution: A History, 3 vols (1837). ...

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April 2

April 2

April 2, 2020 Holy Week Reflection Have you noticed how we tap into the spirit of those close to us especially during this time of 'shelter in place? When we are near those with a trusting and peaceful spirit, our spirit can tap into that same spirit. When we are near...

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March 25 Fr. Joe Letter to Worshipers

March 25 Fr. Joe Letter to Worshipers

March 25, 2020  March 25, 2020  Dear Worshipers,  It breaks my heart to have to send this message about the closure of our spiritual home. Unfortunately, I do not have the staff to manage the daily disinfecting of the church pews, door handles and bathrooms. Out of...

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