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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 »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/26/19

NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Recently – a writer commented that - when he drives – he usually puts more faith in the car - than he puts inGod. That’s pretty startling - for those of us – who drive around – convinced we ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/26/19

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Today – the Scriptures tell us - we are to think differently – to think like Christ.

In The Brothers Karamazov, Russian novelist, Dostoyevsky, tells the tale of a guardian angel – who wept before God – because the ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/29/19

17th SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

The disciples ask Jesus, “Teach us to pray” today. And Jesus complies with the words of the Our Father and instruction on prayer.   Prayer was of the utmost importance to Jesus His whole life.   Throughout the Gospels, Jesus prays publicly and ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/29/19

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Women play a prominent role in St. Luke’s Gospel. Martha and Mary stand for two dimensions inside each of us. One is the desire to achieve – to work – to raise a family – to make a difference ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/15/19

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Most of us - have had the blessing - of running into a “Good Samaritan” – people who helped us jump-start our car – gave us directions when we were lost – went out of their way - to ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/02/19

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

What does following Jesus really mean? We’re all followers of Jesus – disciples - that’s what brings us here.

But in each life - there are special moments - when God calls us to a deeper – more specific ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/17/19

TRINITY SUNDAY  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

I recently read of a woman that adopted two children who had been in her foster care – and they celebrated their day of becoming - a forever family - as the greatest of their lives. They continue to celebrate each “adoptoversary” ... Read More »

Pentecost 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/10/19

PENTECOST SUNDAY - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Today’s gospel describes the Spirit - as a river of living water. When John tells us, there was no Spirit yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified.

He is not saying - the Holy Spirit did not exist – he is ... Read More »

7th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/04/19

SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER   - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Today’s gospel is part of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper. He’s about to die – and he prays from the depths of his heart. He prays for all of us – who will come to believe in him and ... Read More »