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2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ January 17, 2021

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 1/14/21

In today’s Liturgy, all three readings speak of a ‘Call,’ the call of doing God’s will, to serve and to be holy. The responsorial psalm echoes, “Here, I am Lord; I come to do your will. We are all called to do the will of God and to follow ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord ~ January 10, 2021

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 1/07/21

Today, we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Jesus freely humbled himself and presented himself for baptism at the hand of John the Baptist. By his own baptism in the Jordan, Christ manifested high sense of humility and dedicated himself to the redemption of humanity. Jesus took upon himself ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent ~ December 20, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/18/20

Today is the Fourth Sunday of advent in preparation for Christmas. Today’s Gospel recounts a remarkable event, a turning point in human history, when the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.  Today also, we ponder and pay particular attention to Mary, the Mother of God. She is the ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent ~ December 13, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/11/20

Traditionally, today is called Gaudete Sunday, which means, “Rejoice.” Be joyful, be happy, be glad and to make our ways straight before the Lord in expectation of the newborn King. On this third Sunday of Advent we put on and light the pink or rose candle, which signifies the ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent ~ December 6, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 12/04/20

On this second Sunday of advent, Jesus is inviting us to open the door of our life to make some rooms in our hearts, to welcome him by repentance, and to make our ways straight before him.

Every year in the season of advent in preparation for Christmas, we ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Advent ~ November 29, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/25/20

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Today, we meditate and reflect on the hope and joy for the future. Beyond the changes and challenges we face, there is still a desirable hope and future. In life we have a lot of expectations and these expectations are kept alive ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe ~ November 22, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/25/20

Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King, the King of the Universe. It is also the last Sunday in Ordinary Time of the liturgical Year before Advent. Today, we celebrate a joyful feast in honor of Our Lord Jesus as King of the Universe. We celebrate his kingship ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 15, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/13/20

Today, Jesus tells us about the wonderful parable of the great gifts and talents we all have. He said, the kingdom of God is like a man going on a journey. He called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 8, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 11/06/20

Today, Jesus likened the Kingdom of heaven to the ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. The Gospel tells us that among the ten virgins, five of them were wise and the other five were foolish. The parable is very rich with symbolic ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ November 1, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/31/20

Today is the thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary time of the Churches’ Liturgical Year. Today, we celebrate the Feast of “All Saints.” This celebration is an affirmation of the reality of heaven. It is the triumph of God’s grace through His Saints, Holy Men and Women who lived a Holy ... Read More »