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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 28, 2020
unknown, originally uploaded by User:Alex Bakharev / Public domainReadings:1st Reading: 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12Resp. Psalm: Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 2nd Reading: Romans 8:28-30Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52Today's Gospel is a continuation of last week's Gospel. Last week, Jesus talked about the good plants and the bad weeds. Both will be allowed to grow until harvest time, at which time the
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Easter Sunday

Apr 14, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Resp. Psalm Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-232nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 Gospel: John 20:1-9 The Lord is risen! Alleluia! We thank the Lord most profusely for the wonders that He has done for us. Even though we celebrate Easter this year in the midst of sadness and concern, we still do thank the Lord because He will rescue all who believe
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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jan 31, 2020
Image by PublicDomainPictures from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Isaiah 8:23- 9:3Resp. Psalm Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-142nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23If Jesus is truly our Lord then there can be no division in our hearts or among Christians. While in another place in the Scriptures Jesus said that He came to bring a sword for division, that was for those who choose not to serve
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 27, 2019
Image by Michael Gaida from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Genesis 18:1-10aResp. Psalm Psalm 15:2-3, 3-4, 52nd Reading: Colossians 1:24-28Gospel: Luke 10:38-42It sounds strange that St Paul would say that in his flesh he is filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body which is the Church. It sounds like he is saying that Jesus did not do enough by dying
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Lenten Meditations with St. Teresa of Avila at Little Flower Basilica, San Antonio

Apr 14, 2014
From Monday March 31st to Friday April 4th the Discalced Carmelite Friars of our San Antonio community gave the parishioners of Little Flower Church a series of lenten meditations based on St. Teresa’s writings. These were offered both in English and Spanish and were well attended by a group of some of our enthusiastic parishioners. The Pastor, Fr. Luis G. Belmonte chose different and very evocative
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