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TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARTY 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 »

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 »