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More Faith, More Love: An RYC 2017 Reflection

Patricia Redulla/ June 20, 2017/ Blogs

One place. One purpose. One God.  On June 10, 2017, children of God gathered at Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania for the annual Northeast-A Regional Youth Conference.  The theme centered around Jesus being our cornerstone and holding us up throughout all the obstacles we face.  For me, it was definitely an experience that revived my faith from all of its spiritual dryness.

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: No Longer I

Elizabeth Nacion/ June 19, 2017/ Blogs

First Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147:12-15, 19-20 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Gospel: John 6:51-58 “No longer I, but Christ in me”, is one of my favorite lyrics from the song, God in Me, by Liveloud.  This line stems directly from today’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus tells his disciples: “He who eats my flesh and drinks

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Parts of the Whole

Patricia Redulla/ June 13, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 Responsorial Psalm: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 2nd Reading: Second Corinthians 13:11-13 Gospel: John 3:16-18 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.   Think about what you said in Mass this Sunday when you made the Sign of the Cross: “In the name of the Father, the

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Anointed

Vanessa Cajes/ June 3, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Acts 2:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 Gospel: John 20:19-23 ‘Peace Be With You. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.   Anointed in the Holy Spirit. This is the gift that

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: The Great Commission

Jerard Staromana/ May 30, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 47: 2-3, 6-7, 8-9 2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23 Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 I’m 95% sure that all of us have heard this Gospel before. The Great Commission is well known for Jesus’ order to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit. However, do

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Light of the World

Kathleen Cesca Deguzman/ May 15, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Acts 6:1-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 2:4-9 Gospel: John 14:1-12 In today’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us to have faith in God and have faith in Him. In our every day lives, we go through struggles, whether it is big or small. These struggles often pushes us away from turning to God. These struggles we

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Who Are You Again?

Vanessa Cajes/ May 1, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading:  Acts 2:14.22-23 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 16: 1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-21 Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 “He was known before the foundation of the world, but revealed in the final time for you.” 1 Peter 1:20 Ask yourself, how often do you focus on everything that could possibly go wrong without even considering what can

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Suffering

Kristen Barsatan/ April 11, 2017/ Blogs

Why did He take up the cross for us? Why did he suffer so much and sacrifice His life for us? Why didn’t He fight back? He just took it all in and stayed silent… “Weaving a crown of thorns, they placed it on His head, and a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked him,

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: The Rolling Stone

Jerard Staromana/ April 2, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Responsorial Psalm: 130:1-2,3-4,5-6,7-8 2nd Reading: Romans 8: 8-11 Gospel: John 11:1-45 What blocked Lazarus from Jesus? A stone. What blocked Mark and Mary Magdalene from seeing Jesus raise from his tomb? A stone. In today’s day world, it’s soooooooo easy to forget about God. It’s sooooooo easy to lose sight of Him. However, in the readings

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: You Thirsty Bro?

Jerard Staromana/ March 19, 2017/ Blogs

1st Reading: Exodus 17 -3:7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9 2nd Reading: Romans 5: 1-2,5-8 Gospel: John 4:5-42 When hearing the Gospel today, the one thing that kept ringing in my mind was the whole bit about the well and water. This verse, in particular, stuck out to me, and it reads Jesus replied: Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty

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