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Our response to God’s love and salvation

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 1:1-14, 4:14-21 The Book of Nehemiah furnishes the first reading for this weekend. Although some Old Testament books tell the history of the people […]

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Mary’s example shows to us the glory of the Lord

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 2:1-11  The Book of Isaiah furnishes this weekend’s first reading. When the third section of Isaiah was written, the Hebrew people had just emerged […]

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In Jesus, the glory of God’s love has been revealed

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The feast of the Baptism of the Lord is very important to the Church’s mission of bringing us to Christ. […]

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The Lord’s promise to the faithful is fulfilled in glory

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 This weekend the Church celebrates the ancient feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, commemorating and reflecting upon the visit of […]

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Familial love and obedience demonstrated by the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family Luke 2:41-52 This weekend, the Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. […]

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Christ is born of Mary, the servant of the Lord

Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 1:39-45 This weekend the Church observes the last Sunday in Advent. The first reading is from the Book of Micah. Micah is regarded as one […]

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The Lord will rejoice over us, so should we rejoice with others

Third Sunday of Advent Luke 3:10-18 For centuries this Sunday was called “Gaudete” Sunday, the name coming from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon, “Rejoice,” or in Latin, “Gaudete.” […]

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Let us make ready the way of the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Luke 3:1-6 The Book of Baruch provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. Baruch, not one of the major prophets, is relatively brief, […]

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Prepare for the day when all will be fulfilled

First Sunday of Advent Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36 With this first Sunday of Advent, the Church begins a new liturgical year. As such, the readings for the year to come […]

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The kingdom of the Almighty God has no end

Feast of Christ the King John 18:33b-37 This weekend, in great joy and thanksgiving, the Church closes its year. As it looks back through the days and months of 2021, […]

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The Son of Man will return with great power and glory

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 13:24-32 The Book of Daniel provides the first reading this weekend. Michael, the “great prince” of the angels, is the center of attention. He […]

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God loves us deeply and wants our love in return

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Mark 12:38-44 The First Book of Kings furnishes this weekend’s first reading from the Scriptures. Political governance, in the minds of the ancient Hebrews, was […]