Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary

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The Collect for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary time states, “Almighty and merciful God, by whose gift your faithful offer you right and praiseworthy service, grant, we pray, that we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised.” When we consider the Readings for this Sunday, we see that the last part of this prayer seems to […]

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Wedding Feast of Cana

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In the Readings of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time we are presented with the Wedding Feast of Cana. (John 2:1-12) Our Blessed Mother was present with her son Jesus at this celebration. In order to save the bride and groom embarrassment because “the wine gave out”, Mary interceded on their behalf with Jesus. She instructs the stewards to “Do […]

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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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Laudato Si – “Praised Be”

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The First Reading and the Gospel of the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time make a reference to nature. The Gospel of St. Mark speaks of seeds, plants, growth and harvest. The passage from the prophet Ezekiel speaks of mountains, forests, cedars and winged creatures. We see the glory of God expressed in nature. At this moment many, especially the media, are anxiously awaiting […]

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