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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 19, 2020
Readings:1st Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19vResp. Psalm: Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-162nd Reading: Romans 8:26-27Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43I demand my rights. I want retribution for what I have suffered. You'll pay for this! We've heard something like this before. Well, you know, as Americans, we don't like to suffer injustices. After all, we have the right to a speedy trial, if need be. But what we are hearing
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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 12, 2020
Readings:1st Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11Resp. Psalm: Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13, 142nd Reading: Romans 8:18-23Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23In the first reading the prophet Isaiah said that God's Word has an effect. Just as water from Heaven in the form of rain makes the earth fertile and makes plants and trees grow and bear fruit, listening and acting on God's Word will make us grown in the faith, and help the
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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 03, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10Resp. Psalm: Psalm 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13-142nd Reading: Romans 8:9, 11-13Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30In this time when we hear so much about injustice which has been going on for centuries, we need to remember that we have the remedy: Jesus! In the first reading from Zechariah, we heard that Jesus is a Just Savior and, we also heard a forecast: He will enter
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