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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 11/18/20

My Dear People, 

We have come to the end of another Liturgical year. The Last Sunday is dedicated to Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Jesus will judge nations, and he gives us an example in the Gospel of Matthew. The vision of the great judgment is the prophetic ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 11/18/20

My Dear People, 

The parable of the talents is yet another parable about the kingdom of heaven. This is not explicitly stated in the opening line, but the initial words in Greek point to a continuation of what was preceding.   The theme is basically the same: readiness for ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 11/18/20

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

In today’s Gospel Jesus explains a very important parable with special significance. In this parable, Jesus wanted to relay the necessity of being vigilant and preparing oneself for the final judgment. Jesus presented a scene of a wedding banquet drawing upon the image of ... Read More »

All Saints

Posted by Christy .. on 11/18/20

Solemnity of All Saints November 1, 2020

My Dear People, 

     Today’s celebration expresses gratitude for the Saints’ unique contributions and sacrifices and acknowledges their continued spiritual presence in the lives of people today. It is celebrated on November 1st in Western churches and the first Sunday after Pentecost in ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 10/20/20

My Dear People, 

In today’s Gospel Jesus is questioned about paying taxes to the Roman emperor. The issue was a hotly debated one in first-century Palestine where the imperial taxation of Judea was burdensome on the economy and deeply resented by Jews who longed for national independence.  Taxes were ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 10/20/20

My Dear People,

Today both readings deal with a feast and a banquet. First, the Prophet Isaiah deals with a banquet on top of a mountain. When the word “mountain” is mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, it is a high point on earth, therefore closer to God. 

The Lord ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 10/20/20

My Dear People, 

In this parable of the wicked tenants, Jesus draws upon the allegory of Isa. 5:1-7.  Referring to someone who planted a vineyard, pruned a hedge, made a wine press and a tower—the same words found in the Septuagint translation of Is 5:2, “the house of Israel” ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 10/20/20

My Dear People,

From the book of Ezekiel, we learn the importance of repentance and a willingness to change our lives and make a firm resolution not to sin again. If an individual who led a life of sin repents, that is “if he turns from the wickedness he ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 9/22/20

My Dear People, 

In today’s reading of Isaiah, people are called to conversion. In order to return to their homeland, they must return to God and “seek” him.  The Lord who allows himself to be found and who does not judge in the way men do, is willing and ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 9/22/20

My Dear People,

Today the reading of Sirach and the Gospel of Matthew deals with forgiveness.  The passage of Sirach contains three groups of sayings on one theme: seek peace and reconciliation, not discord.  The first group has to do with forgiveness: one needs to forgive others in order ... Read More »