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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 »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 25, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/23/20

The theme of today’s Gospel is centered on the Love of God and the Love of neighbor.  We are told in the Gospel that a scholar of the law wanted to test Jesus by asking Him: "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" Then, Jesus sees the opportunity ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 11, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/09/20

In the Gospel of today, we are told, “Many are invited but few are chosen.” One of my favorite parts of the scripture is the wedding story that Jesus tells us today and the wedding imagery of the New Testament.

God is truly like a king who wants to ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 4, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 10/02/20

The parable of Jesus in today’s Gospel talks about a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey…”

The parable is an allegory. The landowner is God. ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ September 27, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 9/25/20

The gospel presents us with the parable of the two sons. The two sons represent all human persons. In it, we find two attitudes displayed, namely, obedience, and disobedience to doing the Father’s will. The first son said he wasn’t going to work but afterward he changed his mind ... Read More »