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Trinity Sunday

[Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsReadings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 4:32­-34, 39­-40Resp.: Psalm 33:4­5, 6, 18­-19, 20, 222nd Reading: Romans 8:14­-17Gospel: Matthew 28:16­-20The Most Holy Trinity is a mystery. We cannot possibly come near to understanding it completely but we do know some things: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are madly in love
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Wedding at Cana – Part 2 of 2

Mary and the Mystery of CanaA second very important thing about this gospel is that at the wedding feast at Cana, which symbolized the new Kingdom of grace, the Mother of Jesus was there. Mary’s presence at Cana was not just an aside. She was not there by mistake. She was not there by happenstance.  Notice, the Mary is spoken of in this gospel passage even before Jesus is mentioned.
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Wedding at Cana – Part 1 of 2

Let’s begin with a little humor: There is a story about a priest named Fr. Murphy who went to visit a family in his small-town parish for a holiday meal. They all had a great dinner during which the wine flowed rather freely. Then it came time for Father to return home.The man hosting the meal said, “Hey Father we still have a half-bottle of wine left from the meal. I’m going to put
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