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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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Saint Mark (1:29-39) shares with us a major glimpse of the ministry of the Lord Jesus, healing the sick and expelling hidden demons. At work in the families of those he has called in the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law, touching the lives of the

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The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: Two pairs of fisherman brothers are “called” to follow the Lord in a deepened way (Mark 1:14-20).  Peter came to follow Jesus at Andrew’s urging (John 1:35-42). Andrew, who had been a disciple of John the Baptist, recognized the “Lamb of God”. The sons

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