From the Pastor

This Sunday is the 17th Sunday in ordinary time. The readings for this Sunday teach us that accepting Jesus as our God and Savior and sacrificing everything in life to do the will of God and to be in His kingdom are more than discovering and possessing the most valuable treasure or a pearl of…

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This Sunday is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The readings this weekend address the common questions people ask, such as:  Why is there is evil in society?  Why does God allow evil to grow?  What happens on the day of judgement?  The readings answer some of the questions, and also remind us who God…

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We are in the 15th week in ordinary time.  This week’s readings discuss the transforming power of the Word of God when read, preached, and lived.  The readings also warn us not to be disappointed with the absence of immediate results.  We must take a positive and optimistic view of our missionary efforts as we…

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“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” I need to hear these words…

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This Sunday is the 13th Sunday in ordinary time.  The readings today remind us that as disciples of Jesus we have a mission, which is to love God.  How do we love God?  We love God by loving one another, by being hospitable and caring for others.  The readings remind us that God knows and…

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This Sunday will be the twelfth Sunday in ordinary time. The Scripture readings this week invite us to preach Christ through our words and lives without fear.  It is not always easy to preach and bear witness to the Gospel, but God’s grace is always there to guide us. In the first reading, we see…

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Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. Corpus Christi is a doctrinal feast established for three purposes:  1) to give thanks to Jesus for His abiding presence with us in the Eucharist; 2) to instruct the people in the Mystery, Faith and Devotion surrounding the Eucharist, and 3) to…

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Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The mystery of the Holy Trinity, a doctrine enunciated by the ecumenical councils of Nicaea and Constantinople, is one of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity and the greatest mystery of our Faith, namely, that there are Three Divine…

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Happy Pentecost! Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost. “Pentecost” literally means “50th.” It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews. The Jewish Pentecost was originally a post-harvest thanksgiving feast.  Later, the Jews included in it the remembrance of God’s Covenants with Noah after the Deluge…

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Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.  What is celebrated on this occasion is Jesus’ exaltation and the end of His earthly existence as a prelude to the gift of the Spirit. The Gospel of Matthew begins with the promise of Emmanuel — God is with us; and concludes with the…

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