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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 20, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 9/18/20

Once again, the Gospel reading today challenges our sense of justice. It says; “…Are you envious because I am generous?’ Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Jesus likens the Kingdom to a landowner in need of laborers for his vineyard. He hired each ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 13, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 9/11/20

The Gospel reflection today is all about God’s mercy, love, compassion, and forgiveness. Last Sunday, Jesus encourages us with one of the challenging instructions on how to correct our brothers and sisters in love and charity. Today’s readings give us even more challenging and personal instructions on forgiveness.  In ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 6, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 9/04/20

In the second reading, Saint Paul tells us about the debt we owe one another. It is the debt of God’s love. Christ, Jesus having lavished and sacrificed his love for us by the Paschal Mystery, he places an obligation on us to love one another. At the Last ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 30, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/28/20

The Christian life is a life of complete surrender, a total commitment and devotion to God. It is the way of the cross with Jesus.

Jesus told us in today’s Gospel; "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 23, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/21/20

The Gospel of today gives us the different opinions or descriptions of what people think about Jesus and the desire to make him known. God, the Father, continues to reveal himself to us in word and sacrament, and he reveals to Peter today the mystery of Jesus’ true identity. ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ August 9, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 8/07/20

Dear Parishioners, The words of Jesus in today’s Gospel; “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid.” Courage or fortitude is considered to be one of the Christian cardinal virtues. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines it as; “The moral virtue that ensures firmness in the difficulties ... Read More »

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 26, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 7/25/20

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday, Jesus continues to instruct us about the Kingdom of heaven. The Gospel gives three parables of the Kingdom of God, about heaven. It says: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out ... Read More »

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 12, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 7/07/20

Dear Parishioners: Often times Jesus uses stories, images and parables taken from everyday life to communicate and convey his message of love and of the hidden truth about the kingdom of God to us. Today, Jesus uses one of those parables about seeds and roots to teach us about ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ July 5, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/30/20

Dear Parishioners, Today is the fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time of the Liturgical year. Today, we shall be celebrating our first public Mass in our beautiful Church. I am so glad and excited to have us back. Our hearts are full of joy and gratitude to God as we ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ June 28, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/26/20

Dear Parishioners, Today, the thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary time of the liturgical year, Jesus continues to teach us about discipleship and what it means for us to follow him. In the Gospel Jesus said; “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever ... Read More »