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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146:7, 8-10; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 From the Pastor’s Desk…  “We trust because we believe” We all experience times when trusting in God just doesn’t seem to make sense. It may be the sudden death of a spouse or a child, learning one has a terminal illness or being laid […]

Solemnity of All Saints

Sunday’s Readings Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14; PS 24:1BC-2, 3-4AB, 5-6; 1-John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 From the Pastor’s Desk…  Feast of All Saints We start this article with the question: Who are the saints? I think a little girl in catechism class gave a good definition in answer to this question: “Saints are those men and women that are […]

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings Jeremiah 31:7-9; PS 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 From the Pastor’s Desk…  Blindness The Gospel of St. Mark does not only describe a great miracle, but it also preaches a catechesis that invites us to change and to be converted. When the Teacher calls him, he throws aside his cloak, jumps up and runs toward Him. His obscure eyes are opened and […]

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11; PS 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22;  Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 From the Pastor’s Desk…  To Serve & Give One’s Life The longing to be powerful is as ancient as the world. We ourselves experience it every day in the most commonplace situations, as in wanting to occupy the best or first place, in choosing the best of partners, in climbing up […]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sundays Readings: Wisdom 7:7-11, Hebrews 4:12-13, Mark 10:17-30 From the Pastor’s Desk…  We are called to follow the Lord. The Gospel reading today is a well-known passage, one we may be tempted to ignore because we think it does not apply to us. It is important to remember, however, that Jesus is speaking to each […]