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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Aug 13, 2020
Paul Brill / Public domainReadings:1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a Resp. Psalm: Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13-142nd Reading: Romans 9:1-5 Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33 What our readings tell us today is that we have to have faith in God.In the First Reading Elijah searched for God. But before Elijah got to the cave when God spoke to him, he had been traveling
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Eighteenth Stunday in Ordinary Time

Aug 07, 2020
Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 55:1-3 Resp. Psalm: Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-182nd Reading: Romans 8:35-39Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21 It is a trick of the devil to try to make us think and believe that nobody loves us – that God does not exist. That God is always ready to punish us and watches our every move so that He can get us back. This is not true at all. God loves us. He gives
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Homily - Friday 16th Week in Ordinary Time

Jul 30, 2020
James Tissot / Public domainOf the different kinds of soil presented in the parable of the sower I would like to focus on the rocky ground.  This is the person who welcomes the Word of God and it begins to sprout in his heart, but because of lack of perseverance in the face of challenges it cannot grow deep roots and dies.  This is a fairly common scenario.  We have an encounter with
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