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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 11/24/20

Today’s solemnity has an interesting beginning.   After the Great War – Europe remained in turmoil.  Many countries disappeared - as new ones emerged in their place.  The communist party was growing in Russia – fascism had taken hold in Italy –and Hitler was gaining a voice in German politics.

Pope Pius XI ... Read More »

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 11/15/20

Today’s gospel parable follows the parable we heard last week.

Both the parable of the wise and foolish virgins and the parable of the talents speak to the coming of the Lord on the last day.  In each case – there’s a delay or time during which different characters ... Read More »

The Solemnity of All Saints - November 1, 2020

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 11/08/20

Today is the feast of All Saints.

Since the solemnity falls on a Sunday this year – we hear the Lectionary readings assigned for the feast – rather than for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The gospel for All Saints’ Day is always taken from the beginning of ... Read More »

   TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - October 11, 2020

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 10/15/20

 TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 

Heaven - is going to surpass all our hopes and expectations. It’s going to be more wonderful - than we can imagine. Because there will be love and joy and peace like we’ve never experienced – it’s hard for God to tell us ... Read More »

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 9/21/20

 Jesus uses business examples in his preaching because many of his listeners were - in fact - business people.

Several of the apostles were in the fishing business Matthew was a tax collector. Wouldn’t you love to have been there when Jesus spoke this parable to them? They must ... Read More »

TWENTY FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – A – 2020

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 9/17/20

 

Last week the gospel was about correction – something we love to do – but don’t care to receive.

Today’s gospel is about something we love to receive – but find it hard to do – forgiveness.

 

Peter comes to Jesus with a question about forgiveness. He ... Read More »

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

Posted by Amanda DeSalvatore on 7/23/20

Homily for Sunday, July 19, 2020

YEAR A

 

Do you ever wonder why God acts the way God does in our world?

A man was suffering from a serious attack of appendicitis.

He hated going to the doctor but his wife insisted that he do so.

The doctor ... Read More »

Feast of Christ the King November 24 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/26/19

CHRIST THE KING - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today, we gather to celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.    Next week, we will start our preparations for the Coming of the King into our world with the first week in Advent.   Jesus has many titles in the ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/01/19

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Today, we are invited by Jesus to do some self-reflection.   Jesus tells us that whoever exalts himself will be humbled and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.   We hear the prayer of a Pharisee who is frankly very proud of ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/26/19

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today's readings are both hopeful and sobering. On the one hand, we are given an image that peoplesfrom every nation, race, and tongue will be welcomed joyfully into the kingdom of God into the banquetparty at God's table. And on ... Read More »