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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 7/09/24

My Dear People, 

In Mark 3: 16-19, the twelve men Jesus chose have been following Him for some time, so Jesus now gives them their first assignment “on their own.” He sends them out to preach, exorcize, and heal.

We are reminded that these twelve Apostles were not groomed ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 7/09/24

My Dear People, 

The people of Nazareth, hard-hearted and unbelieving, are just like the Judeans of Ezekiel’s day. At stake is “pride”—they don’t want to admit a humble hometown boy has anything to teach them. They have a preconceived idea of Jesus. They have seen Jesus live in Nazareth ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 7/09/24

My Dear People, 

Today the narrative deals with Jairus, a synagogue official and his daughter who has died.  While Jesus is on His way to the house of Jairus, a sickly woman touches the hem of His cloak and is instantly healed. She had a strong faith. Contrast this ... Read More »

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 6/17/24

My Dear People,

Jesus had  been teaching the multitude in parables from a boat anchored just offshore (4:1). Concluding his “Sermon on the Sea” as evening approaches, He asks His disciples to cross onto the other side. The eastern side of the Sea of Galilee, across from Capernaum, was ... Read More »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 6/10/24

My Dear People, 

The verses of the parable of the growing seed relates to another seed parable found only in Mark. The focus is on the seed’s intrinsic power to grow of its own accord. The sower scatters his seed, then goes about the routine of his daily life. 

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 6/03/24

My Dear People,

Congratulations to all the graduates. May God bless you and guide you in your future undertakings. 

Congratulations to Msgr. Mark on his fiftieth anniversary in the priesthood. We thank him for his dedication and commitment. It has been a blessing to have him be part of ... Read More »

Corpus Christi 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 6/03/24

My Dear People, 

I am glad the Church has this very important and significant feast to celebrate. Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the last supper; however, at that time Jesus was concentrating on His passion and His death on the cross the next day—Good Friday. Thus, the Church wisely ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity, 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 5/20/24

My Dear People of God,

The doctrine of the Trinity means there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Stated differently, God is one and three in person. These definitions express three crucial truths: The Father, Son, and Holy ... Read More »

Pentecost, 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 5/20/24

My Dear People,

The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration of the official beginning of the Catholic Church. Since the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles on that Pentecost Sunday, He has been guiding the Church so that the Church will survive all the attacks of the evil one. ... Read More »

Ascension of the Lord, 2024

Posted by Christy .. on 5/06/24

My Dear People,

The Gospel is Mark’s version of the famous “Great Commission” (Matt 28:16-20), often jokingly referred to as the “Great Omission,” because so often we, as Christians, fail to carry it out. Nonetheless, although great human failures have hindered the spread of the Church, the Body of ... Read More »