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Solemnity of Christ the King
Dec 07, 2018 | Christ, Confession, cross, Jesus, reflection, repentance, Scripture, spirituality, truth
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
Joint Jubilee Mass of Religious Profession
Nov 30, 2018 | anniversary, Carmelites, celebration, gratitude, joy, jubilee, mass, reflections, religious profession, vocation
At Mt. Carmel Center in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Fr. Jenaro de la Cruz from Burgos, Spain, celebrated his 60th anniversary of profession, and Fr. Sam Anthony Morello of the Sacred Heart, his 65th of profession. Fr. Jenaro opted to speak briefly a er the Communion silence; Fr. Sam Anthony spoke after the Gospel reading. The following is a summary of Fr. Sam Anthony's Reflections,
Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: 1 Kings 17:1016Resp.: Psalm 146:7, 89, 9102nd Reading: Hebrews 9:2428Gospel: Mark 12:3844 The theme of today's readings is generosity. The widow in Zarephath and the poor widow in the Gospel gave to the point of detriment to themselves. Last week we were told to love God with our all, and today two examples are given
Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:26Resp.: Psalm 18:23, 34, 47, 512nd Reading: Hebrews 7:2328Gospel: Mark 12:28b34 Today's readings are very easy to understand. We know what we are being told but how do we do it? People tell us to be nice, to be good, or to love. What exactly is meant by this? Does being nice mean that I should
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:79Resp.: Psalm 126:12, 23, 45, 62nd Reading: Hebrews 5:16Gospel: Mark 10:4652As St Teresa said, God places desires in us that He wishes to fulfill. Bartimaeus was asking Jesus to have mercy on him. Many in the crowd rebuked him but he kept on. Finally Jesus took notice of him and called him over. The crowd