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Love one another

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17 Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 In last week’s Gospel, Jesus described the relationship between himself, his Father and his disciples. Jesus is the true vine, the Father is the vinedresser, and the disciples are the branches. Each branch is from the true vine and subject […]

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Bearing good fruit? Need pruning?

By: By Sharon Priester Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10 Acts 9:26-31; Psalm 22:26-27,28,30,31-32; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8 When I was growing up, one of my favorite places in the summer time was under the grape arbor, munching grapes and enjoying the cool, shaded hideaway. Many, many years later, I found out from my […]

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Bearing witness to truth

By: By Sharon Priester Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3 Acts 4:8-12; Psalm 118:1,8-9,21-23,26,28,29; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-8 My husband and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week with two of our grandchildren. We all had a good time, playing, laughing, visiting the zoo and searching for shells as we enjoyed the […]

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Saved from the flood of sin

By: By Father Douglas Grandon Third Sunday of Easter, April 26 Acts 3:13-15,17-19; Psalm 4:2,4,7-8,9; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48 According to The Wall Street Journal, three billionaire brothers in Hong Kong have “just the answer for the rising waters threatening the global economy.” The Kwok brothers have built a life-sized replica of Noah’s ark […]

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Mercy to believe

By: Father Douglas Grandon Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), April 19 Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118:2-4,13-15,22-24; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 “Famous atheist now believes in God” was the headline of a Dec. 9, 2004, Associated Press story about the conversion of an Oxford professor, Anthony Flew, from atheism to the belief that God […]

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Risen indeed!

By: By Father Douglas Grandon Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord, April 12 Acts 10:34a,37-43; Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8; John 20:1-9 or Mark 16:1-7 or (at an afternoon or evening Mass) Luke 24:13-35 Harry Houdini, the famous magician and escape artist, died from peritonitis on Oct. 31, 1926. Prior to […]

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As a humble human

By: By Barbara Roedel Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 5 (At the procession with palms) Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16. (At the Mass) Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1–15:47 The four Gospels paint different pictures of Palm Sunday and Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem for the feast of Passover. The Gospel of […]

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Broken hearts and God’s word

By: By Barbara Roedel Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:3-4,12-13,14-15; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33. (When the Third Scrutiny is celebrated with the elect, these readings may be used: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45) A clear shift takes place in God’s relationship with the people of Israel in our […]

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Inspired by the light

By: By Barbara Roedel Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalm 137:1-2,3,4-5,6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21. (When the Second Scrutiny is celebrated with the elect, these readings may be used: 1 Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a; Psalm 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41) Spring has finally arrived and we’re beginning to enjoy more sunny days and […]

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Putting ourselves on the line

By: By Barbara Roedel Third Sunday of Lent, March 15 Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19:8,9,10,11; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25. (When the First Scrutiny is celebrated, these readings may be used: Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-2,5-8; John 4:5-42) Last week the disciples got a peek at who Jesus was and what he was about in […]

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