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Nativity of John the Baptist

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
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Trinity Sunday

[Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsReadings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32­-34, 39­-40Resp.: Psalm 33:4­5, 6, 18­-19, 20, 222nd Reading: Romans 8:14­-17Gospel: Matthew 28:16­-20The Most Holy Trinity is a mystery. We cannot possibly come near to understanding it completely but we do know some things: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are madly in love
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Ascension Sunday

Readings:1st Reading: Acts 1:1­-11Resp.: Psalm 47:2­3, 6­7, 8­9(6) 2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:17­-23 Gospel: Mark 16:15­-20Jesus gives today what is called the Great Commission. He tells his apostles to go out through all the world and tell the good news. He asks them to do great things for his kingdom, but one day he will return the same way
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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Readings:1st Reading: Acts 9:26­-31Resp.: Psalm 22:26­-27, 28, 30, 31­-32 (26a) 2nd Reading: 1 John 3:18­-24Gospel: John 15: 1­8There are times that I've asked – why are we doing things this way? And the usual answer was ­ because we've always done it this way. There are at least two responses to that: if its working, lets continue but if we can do better, we need
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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Readings:1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-­34 Responsorial: Psalm 51:3-­4, 12­-13, 14­-152nd Reading: Hebrews 5:7-­9Gospel: John 12:20­-33Jesus goes before us to show us the way. He told his disciples about the grain of wheat that must die if it is to bear much fruit. But why do we have to die? Because of the Sin of Adam and Eve. So Jesus takes us to a new level – if
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