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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

Jesus comes down the mountain with the Twelve and proceeds to teach them, as well as many other disciples and people in his famous “Sermon on the Plain.” As before, the crowds come not only to hear Jesus but also to be healed (Luke 5:15), both of diseases and ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear People,

In today’s’ reading we have the calling of Isaiah and the calling of Peter. First, we see the calling of Isaiah in seeing the glory of the Lord with the Seraphim, etc. He saw himself as a sinner, and he thought he was doomed. Whenever the ... Read More »

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 3/13/19

My Dear people,

In the gospel today, after Jesus had read the passage from Isaiah, they were all looked intently at him. They wanted Jesus to be the wonderworker for them as he had been in other places. They were not interested in the disposition of their hearts. Jesus ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Now we begin Sundays in ordinary time. This miracle at Cana links this Sunday with the feast of Epiphany and with Jesus’ Baptism—all are epiphanies of his glory, which    reveals Jesus as the Messiah.

In Jesus was fulfilled what the reading of Isaiah today. In the ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Using expressive imagery, John announces Christian Baptism, proclaiming that he is not the Messiah; he, who is on his way, will come with the authority of supreme Judge that belongs to God, and with the dignity of the Messiah, who has no human equal.

In Christ’s ... Read More »

The Epiphany

Posted by Christy .. on 1/24/19

My Dear People,

Epiphany indicates there is a remarkable manifestation of Jesus in the visit of the magi. Herod then uses “Christ” interchangeably with “king of the Jews.” It reflects the concept of the royal Messiah, popular since God promised David an everlasting kingdom (2 Samuel7:13).  “King of the ... Read More »

The Holy Family

Posted by Christy .. on 1/03/19

My Dear People,

The Holy Family goes up to Jerusalem to fulfill the prescriptions of the Law of Moses—the purification and then redemption or buying back of the first born. According to Leviticus 12:2-8, a woman who bore a child was considered unclean. The period of legal impurity ended, ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christy .. on 1/03/19

My Dear People,

As we approach Christmas, I want to wish all of you the very Best and Many Blessings for Christmas and the whole season. This is a time that we share God’s love because he has first shared with us. His love is so great and so ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christy .. on 1/03/19

My Dear People,

This is the third Sunday of Advent— it is called Joyful Sunday. The readings begin with the prophet Micah’s words, “Thus says the Lord: You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Christy .. on 1/03/19

My Dear People,

 

             As Advent progresses we continue to read from the prophets. This week’s is from the prophet Baruch. That book was written during the Diasphora. This was when the Jews were exiled in Babylon. Baruch shows the manifestation of God’s saving action in returning her ... Read More »