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Resist the pressure to turn away from Christ

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:49-53 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Jeremiah is regarded as one of the more important […]

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Acting faithfully now is our preparation for eternal life

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:35-40 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Always standing high in any ancient Jewish perception of […]

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Grow rich in what matters to God

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:13-21 The first reading this weekend is from the Book of Ecclesiastes. The first verse states that the book is the work of Qoheleth, […]

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‘Ask … seek … knock:’ The Lord waits to hear and answer

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 11:1-13 Again, the Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. It is the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. The story […]

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Be open to receiving the Lord’s message, His power and His love

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:38-42 The Book of Genesis, unfortunately, bears the burden of being remembered, and usually misunderstood, only in terms of its Creation narratives. While the […]

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No one is beyond God’s love

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:25-37 The Book of Deuteronomy, the source of the first reading for this weekend, is one of the first five books of the Bible, […]

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The Lord gives us the strength to be truly free

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 The first reading is from the third section of Isaiah. The three sections of this book, so favored over the years by […]

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God wants to give eternal life to everyone

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 9:51-62 The first reading for this weekend’s liturgy is from the First Book of Kings. While the focus, at least in terms of the […]

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The Lord feeds us, in abundance, through the Eucharist

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Luke 9:11b-17 This weekend the Church celebrates the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, as […]

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The Father, Son and Spirit are one

Trinity Sunday John 16:12-15 The Church celebrates Trinity Sunday this weekend, and it uses the celebration to teach us about the Holy Trinity, the mystery of three persons in the […]

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The Lord sends His Spirit to us, His Church

Feast of Pentecost John 20:19-23 In the Church’s liturgical year, only Easter and Christmas eclipse Pentecost. The importance and grandeur of these feasts of course derive from the events being […]

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Jesus is always present through His Spirit

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord Luke 24:46-53 The date for celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord is optional in this country. The decision is made […]