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2nd Sunday of Lent 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 2/20/24

My Dear People, 

The Readings today have to do with mountain experiences. Abraham was told by God to go up Mt. Moriah and offer his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice. Obediently, Abraham prepared the altar. But God intervened and said to him: “Do not do the least thing to ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 2/12/24

My Dear People, 

This first Sunday of Lent deals with Jesus being driven into the wilderness where  He was tempted by Satan.

Having been anointed by the Spirit, Jesus begins His mission without delay. Since He has associated Himself with sinners by undergoing John’s baptism of repentance”(v.4), the Spirit ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 2/12/24

My Dear People, 

Wednesday this week we begin Lent. Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from eating meat. 

 On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, adults, ages 19 to 59 years are to fast on these days.  It is strongly recommended that we do some sort of ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 2/12/24

My Dear People, 

When Jesus had cured people the previous evening, the next morning Peter was looking for Jesus, who had gone out to pray, because the people of Capernaum liked him so much that they wanted to see him again. What is important is that Jesus told Peter ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 1/22/24

My Dear People, 

The call of the first disciples is followed by Jesus’ first miraculous work, an exorcism. By this act Jesus’ announcement of the kingdom (v. 15) becomes dramatically perceptible and concrete. Throughout His public ministry Mark shows Jesus’ progressive dismantling of the powers of darkness; the advancement ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 1/15/24

My Dear People,

 “Gospel” literally  means “good news.” It is a Greek word meaning eu (good) and angelion (news).

In one Gospel narrative there is the story wherein Jesus met Andrew and John, and they remained with Jesus throughout that day. Later, Andrew sought out his brother Simon, (he ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 1/15/24

My Dear People,

The readings today deal with vocation and callings to do the work for the Lord. In the first reading, we learn of how Samuel was called by the Lord while he was sleeping in the temple. What is important is to understand what took place before ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 1/15/24

My Dear People,

The word magi  originally described members of the Median and Persian priestly caste who advised the king and interpreted dreams. The term later was used more broadly to denote those who possessed mystical knowledge as priests, astrologers, soothsayers, or sages. Their popular association with kings today ... Read More »

The Holy Family 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 12/18/23

My Dear People, 

Today we read about the birth of Isaac!  Even though his Mother, Sarah, was beyond the age of childbearing, she gave birth to Isaac. Abraham and Sarah are compared to St. Joseph and the Blessed Mother because in both cases we have a miraculous conception and ... Read More »

4th Week of Advent and Christmas 2023

Posted by Christy .. on 12/18/23

My Dear People,       

Merry Christmas to all.   

This is indeed a very special feast. One, we should meditate and reflect upon, without   the noise, commercialism, and the business of activities. It is the time to reflect with anticipation, appreciation, and thanksgiving for what God has done for us. 

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