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Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 07, 2020
| baptism, forgiveness, Good Shepherd, Jesus, Mass readings, refelction, repentance, Scriptures, St. Peter, St. Teresa
Readings:1st Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-41Resp. Psalm Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 62nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:20b-25Gospel: John 10:1-10This day is traditionally called Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus is the Good Shepherd whose voice we hopefully know and follow. But He warns us that we will not follow a stranger's voice. Hopefully the voice of the world and of the devil are strange voices to us but
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nov 05, 2019
Readings: 1st Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Resp. Psalm Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 142nd Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:22Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 The first reading reminds us how insignificant we are compared to God. But since Jesus died for us we are precious. God wants to give us time to repent and He does. It says so in the Scriptures. We hear this during Advent. But He will not give
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Apr 09, 2019
Isaak Asknaziy [Public domain]Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21Resp.: Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 62nd Reading: Philippians 3:8-14Gospel: John 8:1-11Moses prescribed stoning for those caught in adultery. Jesus did not change the law but gave a new perspective. Jesus does not declare the guilty guiltless nor does he deny that adultery is a sin. God does not look for opportunities to "catch" us
Solemnity of Christ the King
Dec 07, 2018
Readings:1st Reading: Daniel 7:1314Resp.: Psalm 93:1, 12, 5 (1a)2nd Reading: Revelation 1:58Gospel: John 18:33b37 The inscription on the top of the Cross on Calvary said Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. It was written in the three known world languages of the time. There was no mistaking this. The Pharisees complained but Pilate stood
Nativity of John the Baptist
Jun 25, 2018
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6Resp.: Psalm 139:1b-3, 13-14ab, 14c-152nd Reading: Acts 13:22-26Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80John the Baptist is the last of the Old Testament prophets. He heralds the advent of Jesus coming to preach and teach and ultimately die for all our sins. Just as the dawn precedes the day and clouds precede a rainstorm, Jesus was made known to
Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 2
Dec 10, 2016
| Advent, charity, conversion, faith, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, mission, repentance, salvation, Second Coming
John the Baptist On this Second Sunday of the New Church Year, John the Baptist stands before the ages and us in Chapter 3 of St. Matthew. He shouts out an invitation to repentance. He warns of impending judgment. He exhorts us to find security only int the Lord himself, not in superficial religious identity and external observances:For God can raise up children of