6th Sunday O.T. (C)

Way back in 1970, as the teachings of the Second Vatican Council were just gaining traction, representatives from all the world’s major religions including a delegation from the Vatican met in Kyoto, Japan for what was billed as the World Conference of Religions for Peace. The Conference concluded with a...

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5TH SUNDAY O.T. (C)

Around 740 BC, a farmer had a dream-like vision in which he heard the Lord God cry out, “Whom shall we send? Who will go for us?” A few moments ago, we heard the man’s response: “Here am I, Lord; send me.” This is how Isaiah the farmer describes the...

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3rd Sunday O.T. (C)

Today’s Gospel opens in what was an ordinary setting for its time: faithful Jews assembled in their town synagogue for the usual Sabbath observance.  A bar-mitzvah-ed male would be invited to read the Scripture selected for the day. In this scene Jesus, who had come back to his hometown for...

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2nd Sunday O.T. (C)

When I was a child, I was rather outspoken; you might even say, mouthy. Hard to believe, isn’t it? 😊 If something didn’t seem right to me, I had no hesitation in saying so-outside of school, that is.  I went to Catholic school-no way was I ever going to take...

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BAPTISM OF THE LORD (2022)

Well look who’s back!  ME!  And it’s good to be back, just in time to see the last of the Christmas decor.  I always find this time of the year a little depressing, but the Christmas season is officially over today as we return to the liturgical season of Ordinary...

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Pastor’s Corner – April 29, 2018

In his latest Apostolic Exhortation, “Guadete et Exsultate” (“Joy and Exaltation”):  On the Call to Holiness, our Holy Father Pope Francis has given us all a wonderful reflection on what it means to be holy in the world today.  An apostolic exhortation is not a statement regarding a particular church...

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