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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Worth Every Step

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Worth Every Step

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Second Reading: Romans 12:1-2 Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27 “It shouldn’t be too hard.” That’s what a lot of us tend to think when we are faced with challenging situations. Sometimes a bit of wishful thinking helps us to ignore the magnitude of our tasks and consequences ahead of us. In today’s Gospel, when Jesus

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Ever Faithful

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Ever Faithful

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 Second Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 In today’s Gospel reading a woman begs the Lord to heal her daughter from being tormented by a demon. I found it especially interesting that when she first cried for Jesus’ help, Jesus did not answer her, and yet, she still continued to call

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More Faith, More Love: An RYC 2017 Reflection

More Faith, More Love: An RYC 2017 Reflection

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. Going into RYC, my

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: No Longer I

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: No Longer I

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 my blood abides in

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Parts of the Whole

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Parts of the Whole

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 Son, and the Holy

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Anointed

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Anointed

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 Jesus left for us

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: The Great Commission

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: The Great Commission

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 we pull through with

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Light of the World

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Light of the World

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 encounter pushes us to

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

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

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 and has already gone

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Suffering

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Suffering

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, saying, ‘Hail, King of

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