33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, The Liturgical ending of the Gospel of Saint Mark presents not a judgement scene but rather an image of the Son of Man coming to gather “his elect” from the four winds! (13:24-32)   It is not a scene of fearful tribulation, but rather a moment when creation comes

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, It is not often that November 11 falls upon a Sunday.  Some dates are meant to be remembered in perpetuity and so it is that 11/11 at 11am is celebrated as Veteran’s Day. On this weekend we remember in a special way our veterans who have served our

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Deuteronomy’s admonition (6:2-6) to be single-hearted and single-minded in purpose has endured throughout countless generations since Moses first uttered them. This admonition is called the “Shema.” Such was their impact upon the devout that the words were etched upon jewelry worn on the foreheads and over the heart

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, It is a busy week ahead.  As the month of October comes to an end we find ourselves celebrating many great feasts that will bring us to the end of the Church Year.  On Thursday we will observe the Solemnity of All Saints with its’ Wednesday All Hallows

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29th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, In the longer form of today’s Gospel, the sons of Zebedee, James, and John are bold enough to ask Jesus for a seat at his right and left when He comes into his glory (Mark 10:35-45).  This conversation is not unlike the conversation the disciples were having among themselves

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, Central to the Scriptures assigned to this weekend is Jesus’ teaching regarding marriage (Mark 10:2-16).  What begins with a pharisaic question of “how to get out of marriage” is answered by affirming the sacred nature of covenant relationship in which human flesh is joined, one to another, of

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners, As Jesus reiterates to his disciples the coming Passion and Resurrection (Mark 9:30-37), their lack of understanding leads them to silence. Breaking the silence amongst themselves, apart from the Lord Jesus, the disciples lead engaged in an argument as to who was the “greatest.” When asked “what” they

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