From the Pastor

This is the 27th Sunday in ordinary time. The readings for today once again remind us of God’s goodness and His patience with us. However, we cannot take His goodness for granted, but we need to start producing fruit. The readings also warn us of the punishment for spiritual sterility, ingratitude, and not using God-given opportunities. This…

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This is the 26th Sunday in ordinary time. The readings for this Sunday warn us that it is our final decision for or against God, that is, our choosing to obey Him gracefully by doing His will or our choosing to go against His will, which will decide our eternal reward or eternal punishment. God gives…

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This Sunday is the 25th Sunday in ordinary time. The theme of today’s readings is justice and the extravagant grace of a merciful and loving God. While God is both just and merciful, His mercy often overrides His justice. Hence, God pardons us unconditionally and rewards us generously by opening Heaven for everyone. God rewards us,…

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We are in the 24th week of ordinary time. The theme for this Sunday is forgiveness and becoming reconciled with God and one another. All three readings today remind us of the path to forgiveness and mercy and challenge us to forgive one another and to experience peace and reconciliation. Sirach, in the first reading,…

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We are in the 23rd week in ordinary time. The readings today remind us that we are a member of the body of Christ. Being a member of the body of Christ means that we belong to the single Body of Christ and form a community of brothers and sisters in Christ. We are, therefore,…

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We are in the 22nd Sunday in ordinary time.  The readings for this Sunday remind us that we are called to live our lives in a way that is different from others.  Christian discipleship demands honesty, the willingness to suffer, the willingness “to take up your cross,” to demonstrate generosity, “to offer our bodies as a living…

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This Sunday is the 21st Sunday in ordinary time. We might call this Sunday “Power Sunday” because the main theme of all three readings is that God is the Source of all authority. God shares His authority with His people,  and with elected officials to serve His people, God’s holy people. The Holy Father describes…

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This Sunday is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary time. The readings for this week remind us that salvation is for all. God intends that all, His sons and daughters,  be saved and attain the fullness of life, and to be with Him for all eternity. Although God set the Hebrew people apart as His chosen race, He…

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This Sunday is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary time. The readings for this week speak of God’s saving presence among His people. The readings also speak to our need for trusting Faith in our loving and providing God Who always cares for us, and the necessity of prayer in the storms of life. The prophet…

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This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus, in which Jesus reveals His glory to His beloved disciples. It was a great privilege for Peter, James, and John to see Jesus Transfigured. They got a preview of the glory of Jesus risen from the dead and His glory in heaven. It was…

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