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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 »

Trinity Sunday ~ June 7, 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 6/05/20

Dear Parishioners,

As the Church begins the Season of Ordinary Time of the liturgical year, today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The three persons in One God.

The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity is ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/15/20

The readings prepare us for the celebration of the Ascension this week Thursday and Pentecost, respectively. That is, the imminent departure of Jesus and his promise of the Holy Spirit. The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles begins with the persecution of the early Church in Jerusalem and ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/07/20

Today, the fifth Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Mother’s Day. First of all, I would like to say a happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, those soon to be Mothers, and to all those with the responsibility of a Mother in their family and at home. As we know, ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter 2020

Posted by Mary Ann Bernard on 5/01/20

Today, the fourth Sunday of Easter has also been designated as “World Day of Prayer for Vocations” The Good Shepherd Sunday. The day we pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. The message of the Gospel reading is clear, the Good Shepherd, Jesus himself. He always leads ... Read More »