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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Make the Most of it – First Sunday of Lent

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Make the Most of it – First Sunday of Lent

Find Sunday’s Readings at this Link. Click Here!  First Reading: Genesis 9: 8-15 Second Reading:1 Peter 3:18-22 Responsorial Psalm:Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15 Happy Lent, my brothers, and my sisters! That famous time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving has come around once again, what did you give up for Lent? Social Media? Chocolate? Or rather than giving something up, did you take something up? Working out more often? Daily

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Seeking – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Seeking – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading: Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 32:1-2, 5, 11 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:31—11:1 Gospel: Mark 1:40-45 Find Sunday’s Readings at this link. Click here. “If you wish, you can make me clean.” The Lord felt pity for this man, a leper, who was more than likely living a reject’s life. This was a man who was not only marginalized because of his illness, but someone who had

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Hope in Him – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Hope in Him – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Find Sunday’s Readings at this link. Click here. First Reading: 7:1-4, 6-7 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19 , 22-23 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 147:1-2,3-4,5-6 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 In the world we live in today, we are vulnerable to a myriad of demons that can try to possess us.  In these circumstances, many times, we will try to push God away because feelings of despair cross our mind. But if we are losing

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Resolutions – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Resolutions – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Find Sunday’s Readings at this link. Click here. First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 Gospel: John 1:35-42 As we are now in the midst of the first month of 2018, how are your New Years’ resolutions coming along? Did you give up on the first day? Second? Haven’t started yet? Or are you still going strong?

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Giving and Receiving – Epiphany of the Lord

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Giving and Receiving – Epiphany of the Lord

Find Sunday’s Reading’s at this link. Click here. First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 Second Reading: Ephesians 3: 2-2, 5-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 On Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, often with Mass and the opening of gifts. Today, however, it seems a bit late to be opening gifts, but children in certain other countries around the world open their presents today

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Dig Deep – Sunday Readings of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Dig Deep – Sunday Readings of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Find Sunday’s Reading’s at this link. Click here. First Reading: Genesis 15:1-16, 21:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 105:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Second Reading: Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 Gospel: Luke 2:22-40 At work, I recently finished a first-grade lesson plan about different habitats and how plants and animals survive in their respective homes, and there was a particular fact that stood out to me: “In the desert, where annual rainfall adds up

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: A Tedious Dragging Christmas? – The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Night)

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: A Tedious Dragging Christmas? – The Nativity of the Lord (Mass During the Night)

Here’s the link to Today’s Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122517-midnight.cfm First Reading: Isaiah 9:1-6 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 96: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13 Second Reading: Titus 2:11-14 Gospel: Luke 2 1-14 DOMINE PROPE EST! (The Lord is Near!) Merry Christmas my brothers and my sisters! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, am I right? The time of joy, love, gifts, family, and ESPECIALLY the Christmas Ham. To be honest with you, Christmas HAS to be my

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Testify to the Light – 3rd Sunday of Advent

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Testify to the Light – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Here’s the link to Today’s Readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/121717.cfm First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2A, 10-11 Responsorial Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 How often do we say we are something we know that we really aren’t?  How frequently do we take a moment to acknowledge God in our daily lives?  John the Baptist was being questioned by the people around him at the Jordan River.  They gave him titles, such

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Make Straight His Paths – 2nd Sunday of Advent

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Make Straight His Paths – 2nd Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 85:9-10-11-12, 13-14 Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” In today’s gospel, we are reminded of Jesus’ coming. In the Jordan River, John the Baptist baptizes sinners resentful of their mistakes. He announces to those he baptized that there would be a mightier one after him to baptize them. John the Baptist makes the coming

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SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Watchful and Prepared – 1st Sunday of Advent

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!: Watchful and Prepared – 1st Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Gospel: Mark 13:33-37 Coming from the Latin word advenire, meaning “to come”, the word “advent” literally means arrival.  On this first Sunday of the Advent season, Jesus is calling us to be watchful and prepared for His arrival.  We are not only waiting to celebrate Jesus’ birth on Christmas, but we should constantly be preparing our hearts for

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