From the Pastor

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord. This Feast brings us to the end of the Christmas season and begins the liturgical season known as “ordinary time.” In the first reading God calls Isaiah to proclaim His mercy to the people. The reading beautifully describes of the goodness of God. The…

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I wish you all a Happy New Year! May the year 2019 bring you and your family many blessings and much happiness. The year 2018 had many great blessings. We fixed our leaking roof. The church is now beautiful inside and out, especially after we repaired the leaks in the roof and the damage caused…

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From the Pastor

The Second Sunday of Advent challenges us to prepare our hearts for Jesus. We should also be prepared for Christ’s daily coming into our lives in the Holy Eucharist, in the Holy Bible and in the praying community. Finally, we are asked to be ready to meet Jesus as our Judge at His Second Coming,…

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From the Pastor

Today, the Church begins the important and holy season of Advent.  The most familiar symbol during the season of Advent is the Advent wreath.  Few of us, however, realize the many dimensions of the tradition of the Advent wreath.  Anselm Grun, in his book, A Time of Fulfillment: Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas, gives…

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From the Pastor

This penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year reminds us not only of the end of the liturgical year, but also of the end of all things, and of the preparations we need to make to attain eternal life. The readings give us the assurance that our God will be with us always.  We will have the ongoing presence of the…

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From the Pastor

We are in the 32nd week in ordinary time. The readings invite us to care for others and put our trusting faith in God who loves us and wants the best for us like the widows in the first and the Gospel readings. The readings also invite us to live out our commitment to God’s service with a humble and generous heart, free from pride and prejudice. The first reading and…

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We are in the 31st week in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel, Jesus summarizes the Old and the New Testament into one commandments, which we call the greatest commandment: the love of God and neighbor. We love God by loving others. We love God because He loves us first, and He created us in love,…

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From the Pastor

This Sunday is the thirtieth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings remind us of the overflowing mercy and kindness of a loving and forgiving God for His people. God continues to show His mercy and goodness through the Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This Sunday is known as “Priesthood Sunday,” and let us pray…

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This Sunday is the twenty-ninth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings describe the meaning of suffering and leadership. The suffering servant is the one who offers sacrificial service for others as Jesus did. The readings also explain the servant leadership of Jesus, pinpointing faithfulness, service and sacrifice as the criteria of greatness in the Kingdom…

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This Sunday is the twenty-eighth Sunday in ordinary time. The readings remind us that we do not possess anything in our lives that we refuse to surrender to the Lord. In reality, these things often possess us, and we become prisoners of our possessions. What we have really done is to give top priority to material…

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