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  • JANUARY 12, 2020 THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." In today's Gospel God delights in Jesus who begins his public ministry. God delights in us as sons and daughters, a privilege that we receive through our Baptism. St. Catherine of Siena (1347... [Read more]
  • EPIPHANY OF THE LORD JANUARY 5, 2020 THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD "They prostrated themselves and did him homage. They opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." Our daily invitation is to journey on the road in prayer offering our gifts in service to our b... [Read more]
  • FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS MARY AND JOSEPH DECEMBER 29, 2019 Fathering and Mothering God "See what love God bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God." Reflection God our Father, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. We thank you for giving us the bread we need. ... [Read more]
  • THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 25, 2019 Lengthy Christmas letters recapping the past year's events are often sent at this time. Last week a parishioner received such a letter from a friend filled with bad news, a broken leg, unemployment, assorted illnesses and even two dead ... [Read more]
  • SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 8, 2019 PARISH ADVENT PROGRAM WRAP YOUR GIFTS IN PRAYER Unwrap the gift of God in Prayer. In the midst of Advent and Christmas busyness, we offer you a way to pray and to discover our God who is with us. Each season the preparation for gift giving can b... [Read more]
  • FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 1, 2019 A LITTLE CALM BEFORE THE HOLIDAY RUSH Experience Peace in the Stillness of Your Heart The sound of a tea kettle whistle, an alarm ringing, a credit card chip reader honking all shatter our peace and propel us to do something to silence the noise. This ... [Read more]
  • OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 24, 2019 BEFORE WORK Focusing You must bring him everything! Your dreams, your successes, your rejoicing. And if you have little to rejoice over, bring him that little. And if your life seems only like a heap of fragments, bring him ... [Read more]
  • THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 17, 2019 WORK Jo Massey tells the following story with a smile, "The new busboy was just 16, and because it was his first job, we were all impressed with how well he had done on his first day. Which is why we were surprised the next day when he didn'... [Read more]
  • THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 10, 2019 THE CIRCLE OF LIFE In the space provided please draw a circle. There are really only two ways that you drew your circle – clockwise or counterclockwise. In which direction did you trace your circle? Studies have shown (yes, people study s... [Read more]
  • THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 3, 2019 SACRAMENT OF HEALING THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2019 "Is anyone sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church, and let them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the Lord will rais... [Read more]
  • THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 27, 2019 SACRAMENT OF HEALING THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2019 "Is anyone sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church, and let them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord; and the Lord will raise t... [Read more]
  • TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 13, 2019 GOD IS LOVE: WEEK VII During the next weeks we are exploring our theme "God Is Love". Bulletin articles, homilies, music, reflection questions and prayer practices will enable us to grow spiritually and to live our mission to do Chris... [Read more]