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October 27, 2019 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 27, 2019 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Let the lowly hear and be glad:
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken, God is near,
who will hear the cry of the poor.

October 20, 2019 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 20, 2019 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Moses continually prayed to the Lord and while he remained in prayer with the staff of God upheld Joshua was defeating Amalek in battle...but when Moses' arms grew weary and they lowered Amalek began to have the upper hand in the battle. This is a very good illustration of the power of continual prayer, and of communal prayer. The support Moses received from Aaron and Hur reminds me of the help and support we receive for our prayers when we ask others to pray with us, or on our behalf, or when we all pray together in union for the sacrifice of the Holy Mass ... or for the universal prayers of the church, or when we pray a rosary...

October 13, 2019 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 13, 2019 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Psalm 98

...All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands:
break into song; sing praise.

The Lord Has Revealed to the Nations His Saving Power

October 6, 2019 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 6, 2019 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."  Luke 17:6

Sunday September 29th, 2019 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday September 29th, 2019 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Thus says the LORD the God of hosts:
 "Woe to the complacent in Zion!
 Lying upon beds of ivory,
 stretched comfortably on their couches,
 they eat lambs taken from the flock,
 and calves from the stall!
 Improvising to the music of the harp,
 like David, they devise their own accompaniment.
 They drink wine from bowls
 and anoint themselves with the best oils;
 yet they are not made ill by the collapse of Joseph!
 Therefore, now they shall be the first to go into exile,
 and their wanton revelry shall be done away with."   Amox 6:1A, 4-7

September 15, 2019 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15, 2019 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, "In just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

Luke 15:10

September 8th, 2019 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 8th, 2019 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Who can know God’s counsel,
 or who can conceive what the LORD intends?
 For the deliberations of mortals are timid,
 and unsure are our plans.
 For the corruptible body burdens the soul
 and the earthen shelter weighs down the mind that has many concerns.
 And scarce do we guess the things on earth,
 and what is within our grasp we find with difficulty;
 but when things are in heaven, who can search them out?
 Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom
 and sent your holy spirit from on high?
 And thus were the paths of those on earth made straight.
 Wisdom 9:16-18

September 1, 2019 - The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 1, 2019 - The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


“My child, conduct your affairs with humility, and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts. Humble yourself the more, the greater you are, and you will find favor with God.”  Sirach 3:17-18

August 25th, 2019 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 25th, 2019 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Go out and tell all the world the Good News:  Universal acceptance into the Kingdom of God!

Sunday, August 18th 2018 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, August 18th 2018 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to his disciples, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”  John 12:49

August 11, 2019 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 11, 2019 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,
for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. 
Sell your belongings and give alms. 
Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out,
an inexhaustible treasure in heaven
that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. 
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."  Luke 12:32-34

August 4, 2019 - The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 4, 2019 - The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Then he [Jesus] said to the crowd,
“Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”  Luke 12:13-21