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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Jun 12, 2020
Szymon Czechowicz / Public domainReadings: 1st Reading: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9Resp. Psalm: Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 552nd Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13Gospel: John 3:16-18God is Love. Jesus, God's only Son is Love and the Holy Spirit is Love. Jesus revealed to us while he was on earth that God is three in One. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Now in technical theological language,
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Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 22, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 2:42-47Resp. Psalm Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-242nd Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Gospel: John 20:19-31 In the first reading we read that the people took what Jesus did and taught mediated to them by the teaching of the Apostles, to heart. In holding their possessions and finances in common to help those according to their need speaks of the responsibility
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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Mar 30, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Resp. Psalm Psalm 130: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2nd Reading: Romans 8:8-11 Gospel: John 11:1-45We can and should always put our trust in the Lord. He will never let us down. We may never be able to fully understand why He does the things He does but the Scriptures do tell us that God brings good out of everything that happens for those who love
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Third Sunday of Lent

Mar 18, 2020
Readings:1st Reading: Exodus 17:3-7Resp. Psalm Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-92nd Reading: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8Gospel: John 4:5-42 God always provides for us. He always gives us everything we need. The Israelites needed water in the desert and they got it. He also provided them with manna even though it was not generally appreciated. He will always give us all we need when
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Ascension Sunday

Jun 04, 2019
Readings:1st Reading: Acts 1:1­11Resp. Psalm Psalm 47:2­3, 6­7, 8­92nd Reading: Ephesians 1:17­23Gospel: Mark 16:15­20Now the disciples will be sent forth: with Jesus's ascent into Heaven and the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, they will be able to carry forth the Great Commission baptizing everyone who wills it and preaching the Gospel.Jesus never told them to be
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