Browsing the 2021 archive of Pastor's Message

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People, 

This episode is linked to the previous one because of someone acting in Jesus’ name (see 37). The Apostle, John, complains about a fellow who has been driving out demons in Jesus’ name even though he is not one of the disciples (see Luke 9:54 for ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People, 

The question that Jesus answers in today’s Gospel is: “Who is the greatest?” This happened when Jesus and the disciples came to Capernaum for the last time, arriving at the house of Peter and Andrew, which Jesus adopted as his own (1:29; 2:1). In private once ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear people,

Peter’s confession serves as a hinge, making the transition from the end of the Bread Section to the beginning of the travel narrative (8:31-10:52). After Jesus heals the blind man at Bethsaida, he and his disciples set out toward Caesarea Philippi about twenty-five miles to the ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People, 

When Jesus arrived in the Decapolis, He received a very different reception than on His first visit, when the people begged Him to leave (5:17). Perhaps His way had been prepared by an unlikely evangelist: the liberated demoniac, who broadcasted to the whole region what Jesus ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People, 

At the center of the first part of the Bread Section (6:30-7:37) Mark enters into a lengthy dispute over Jewish legal customs (7:1-23). This discussion returns to a theme that was prominent earlier in the Gospel--the religious authorities’ hostility toward Jesus (2:1-3, 3:6, 21-30). The earlier ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People,

Sincere thanks to the Knights of Columbus for attending the Mass on Monday in Honor of Blessed Michael McGivney. Next year the feast day falls on Saturday, August 13th which will be more convenient. 

As we continue to read from the Gospel of John, we come ... Read More »

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 9/20/21

My Dear People,

In order to have a better understanding of the Feast of The Assumption, I want to share with you the following twelve issues. 

1) What is the Assumption of Mary? It is the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People,

Some of Jesus’ listeners objected to his claim to be the Bread from Heaven because they knew his earthly family (6:41-41). With an allusion to the book of Exodus. Jesus treats their response as rebellious grumbling (6:43), and the theme of God’s working within people is ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People, 

This section connects the feeding miracle (6:1-15) and the sea crossing (6:16-21) with the Bread of Life discourse (6:32-58). In this discourse, Jesus will teach that he is the life-giving bread that God gives from heaven. Here in 6:22-29, Jesus prepares his hearers for this teaching ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, 2021

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/21

My Dear People, 

Today we begin the gospel of John, “The Bread of Life discourse” which will continue for the next five weeks. The Gospel implies that after the sabbath controversy in Jerusalem in chapter 5, Jesus traveled north to Galilee and Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee. 

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