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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 2/02/21

My Dear People, 

We continue the readings of Mark’s Gospel dealing with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.  In last week’s gospel, Jesus performed the first exorcism. This is directly followed by the first physical healing—another visible manifestation of the presence of the kingdom. The Gospels explain illness being closely ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 2/02/21

My Dear People, 

First, I want to congratulate all the ones who are receiving First Communion today. May Jesus bless you especially on this day, and may Jesus in the Eucharist strengthen and guide you  your whole life. 

The call of the first disciples is followed by Jesus’ first ... Read More »

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 2/02/21

My Dear People, 

The end of John the Baptist’s public ministry signals the beginning of that of Jesus. The mission of the precursor—to “prepare the way” for the Son of God—has been accomplished, and Jesus has been anointed for his own mission by the Holy Spirit. Jesus now begins ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 2/02/21

 

My Dear People,

As we begin ordinary Time, the readings of the Gospel concentrate on Jesus initially recruiting His first disciples. The situation begins with John and two of his disciples. John points out to them the Messiah. John was standing with the two disciples and they see ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 1/05/21

My Dear People, 

Given the exalted baptism that Jesus is going to administer, (v.8), it seems surprising that he now comes in the role of a lowly penitent to be baptized in the Jordan by John. Mark does not explain why Jesus comes to the Jordan valley from his ... Read More »

The Epiphany 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 1/05/21

My Dear People, 

Happy New year to everyone!

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 ... Read More »

The Holy Family 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 12/29/20

My Dear People,

Mary and Joseph are faithful observers of the law. Therefore, their child is circumcised, like John (1:59),when eight days were completed (Gen 17:12; Lev. 12:3). He is named Jesus in obedience to the words of the angel (Luke 1:31). 

In Leviticus, the passage regarding circumcision continues ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 12/29/20

My Dear People,

I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. This Christmas season, 2020, is going to be different. Families may not have a reunion this Christmas. We can, however, be closer to each other spiritually, and we are still able ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 12/15/20

My Dear People, 

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent also known as Joyful Sunday. John the Evangelist introduces the last and the greatest prophet, John the Baptist, who was sent from God.  His primary role in the Fourth Gospel is to be a witness to Jesus; the ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 12/01/20

My Dear People, 

The First Verse of the Gospel is a title to the whole work. Like Matthew and John, Mark opens with a reflection of the book of Genesis. The beginning recalls the first likeness of the creation narrative. In  Gen 1:1, the good news that Mark is ... Read More »