The Third Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! The Resurrection appearance shared with us this weekend (Luke 24:35-48) tells of how the Lord Jesus, after being recognized in the “breaking of the bread,” is also recognized in the daily activity of his disciples. In the midst of the labors of our “professional days” He

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The Second Sunday of Easter

Dearest Parishioners, Happy Easter! There is something very special about the 2nd Sunday of Easter. In the past, it has been called “Low Sunday” (because it follows in the shadow of Easter Sunday) or even (erroneously) “White Sunday” because the newly Baptized continued to wear their baptismal robes. Pope Saint

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The Resurrection of the Lord

Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Easter! There is truly a “breath of fresh air” that is moving through the Church and throughout all of creation! It is found in the openness of hearts, the expansion of the mind, and in the positive posture that we take in the

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, The Prophet Jeremiah (31:31-34) urgently states that the days are coming for the establishment of a “new covenant,” not like those of the past but rather where God’s mighty hand will place into the hearts of those who have the ability to know Him and to adhere to

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The Fourth Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, The Scriptures today begin to point in the direction of the Cross and of its saving power. The words of Jesus to Nicodemus (John 3:14-21) focus our attention on salvation. The giving of sight to the man born blind (John 9:1-41) show that God’s creative power is always

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The Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, The Sinai Covenant is recalled on this Third Sunday of Lent (Exodus 20:1-17). The covenants of Noah and of Abraham, found in the Book of Genesis, are built upon as we proclaim that God is ever-faithful, that God fulfills his Word, and that we are given concrete behavior

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The Second Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, Abraham is called to trust in God’s commands, and because of his obedience in this trust a covenant between them is established (Genesis 22: 1-18). So deep is this trust that Abraham, even in the midst of his own despair and disappointment, is willing to sacrifice, at God’s

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First Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, Lent begins with a rainbow in the sky (Genesis 9:8-15) and the Lord Jesus being tempted in the desert for 40 days (Mark 1:12-15). Covenants and signs “of old” are transformed into the “New Covenant” in Christ Jesus, the “ark” who carries us through the cleansing flood, “the

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The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, In one sense, the Book of Leviticus (13:1-2, 44-46) presents a harsh picture of the isolation that is caused by the threat of contagious illness. The legal prescription that the afflicted person must present themselves to the priest is meant to be a safeguard for the person so

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