The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

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This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). The church in her wisdom asks us to meditate upon the great mystery of the Eucharist. This provides us, as teachers and preachers, with a wonderful opportunity to share with our people the liturgical axiom lex orandi, lex credendi – the law of prayer is the […]

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Let us Depend on the Lord: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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A poor widow is the principal focus of both The First Reading and Gospel of the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Reading from 1 Kings, a widow and her son share their meagre food supply with the prophet Elijah and are rewarded for their generosity. In the Gospel of St. Mark a poor widow offers two small copper […]

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The Encounter With Jesus is Both Healing and Life Giving

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In the Gospel of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (June 28), we see Jesus perform miracles of healing. He heals a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years and He raises Jairus’s daughter. These are beautiful accounts of the great mercy of Jesus who desires to heal us when we approach Him with humble and contrite hearts.

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Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?

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In the Gospel of the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time (June 21, 2015) Jesus states, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Jesus connects fear with a lack of faith. There are many situations and “storms” in our lives that can cause us to be afraid. Fear seems to be a natural reaction to things that threaten us […]

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Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus presents us with the opportunity to reflect on the relevance of this venerable symbol in our daily lives. The image of the Sacred Heart is never mentioned as such in Sacred Scripture, but its meaning can be found spanning each page from Genesis to Revelation. Today’s readings point to this fact and […]

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June: The Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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This Monday marks the beginning of the month of June. This month has traditionally been dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Please continue to embrace and spread this devotion in your communities and families. I include the twelve promises made to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque by Jesus for those dedicated to His Sacred Heart. I will give them all […]

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