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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 11/28/22

My Dear People, 

Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It is reserved for Christ the King. The gospel of Luke takes us to Jesus on the Cross and the sign for his crime: “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews” where Jesus mentions to the good ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 11/07/22

My Dear People, 

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the readings have to do with apocalyptic times. It is important to recall the transition of time, what we love and appreciate, while  understanding that the way things were will never be the same again. We must ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 11/01/22

My Dear People, 

Some Sadducees now enter into the controversy with Jesus. It is not surprising to encounter them in the temple area, since the group included leading priests and often the high priest himself (Acts 4:1-2; 5:17). In contrast to Jesus (Luke 14:14) and some of the Pharisees, ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 10/24/22

My Dear People,

Jericho was located about seventeen miles northwest of Jerusalem and a mile south of its Old Testament counterpart.

Unique to Luke is a man whose name is given: Zacchaeus. In this town that was near the border between Roman-controlled Judea and Perea and on an east-west ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 10/17/22

My Dear People,

Another parable about prayer immediately follows, directed at some who are confident in their own righteousness, Fittingly, a Pharisee represents such self-righteous people who despise everyone else. Appropriately, the other character is a tax collector. The parable compares these two people, as earlier parables compared “two ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 10/17/22

My Dear People,

Congratulations to all the ones who were confirmed this week! 

Today, the first reading from Exodus deals with the problem with the Amalekites. Amalek was a nation of nomads that controlled the northeast part of the Sinai peninsula and the southern part of Negeb. The Amalekites ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 10/17/22

My Dear People,

In order to understand the first reading, you must first know how the situation arrived to the point where Naaman was cured. Naaman was not an Israelite; he was a Syrian (Aramean) Army General, renowned for his military success, including a campaign against Israel.  However, Naaman ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 10/17/22

My Dear People,

What is the meaning of the parable when Jesus speaks about faith being the size of a mustard seed? Our Lord’s words were meant to be encouraging. You may have only a tiny amount of faith but step forward with such faith anyway. You do not ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 10/17/22

My Dear People,

I want to give a special thanks to Dick Bipes for setting up the bells and for installing a new program that extends the time the bells play. 

The parable of the rich man and Lazarus brings up a debate about Purgatory. Some Protestants insist that ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2022

Posted by Christy .. on 9/12/22

My Dear People, 

Thank you to everyone for wishing me a Happy Birthday and for coming to my 75th Birthday celebration. May God bless everyone!

The readings today deal with how people squander their gifts from God and take advantage of others for selfish gains. In the first reading, ... Read More »