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Twentieth Sunday

Aug 19, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Resp. Psalm: Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6, 82nd Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus tests the woman in today's Gospel. She is begging him for help – she asks him to have pity on her daughter. But He says "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." The woman was not an Israelite, she was from Canaan. But she
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Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mar 24, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Resp. Psalm Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 2nd Reading: Ephesians 5:8-14 Gospel: John 9:1-41 We tend to try to find a reason for why things happen the way they do. If we are going to suffer, we want to find a reason. This is what happens when Jesus is asked who sinned? The man born blind or his parents? Jesus said neither. Ultimately
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Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 30, 2019
Image by D Casp from PixabayReadings: 1st Reading: Acts 5:12-16 Resp. Psalm Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24 2nd Reading: Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 Gospel: John 20:19-31I hope all of you plan to receive the Divine Mercy indulgence. To receive the indulgence, you must on Divine Mercy Sunday: Receive Holy CommunionSay the Chaplet of Divine MercyPray for the intentions of the holy
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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Oct 30, 2018
Readings:1st Reading: Jeremiah 31:7­9Resp.: Psalm 126:1­2, 2­3, 4­5, 62nd Reading: Hebrews 5:1­6Gospel: Mark 10:46­52As St Teresa said, God places desires in us that He wishes to fulfill. Bartimaeus was asking Jesus to have mercy on him. Many in the crowd rebuked him but he kept on. Finally Jesus took notice of him and called him over. The crowd
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