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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 7/30/18

My Dear People,

Today we read from Jeremiah. The previous chapters announced the exile to come, and come it did, because of the kings’ failure to keep the Covenant. The kings, in chronological order, were the subject of the various oracles. Now Jeremiah, looking to the future, uses the ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 7/30/18

My Dear People,

When Jesus sent the apostles two by two, he told them to bring no provision. That is, they were not to bring a thing that they needed. Why would Jesus send the apostles this way? Jesus requires them to be free of any form of attachment ... Read More »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 7/17/18

My Dear People, 

In the Reading of Ezekiel, God tells the prophet that Israel is a “Nation of rebels” or, as it is put a little further on in the text a “rebellious house.”  The book defines the people of Israel in this negative way because it sums up the ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 7/10/18

My Dear People, 

In the Gospel today there are two stories, one story intertwined within another story. We wonder why Mark put it in the Gospel this way and not as a separate story.  Jesus is in a hurry to visit someone who is dying, and all of a ... Read More »

Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Posted by Christy .. on 7/10/18

My Dear People,

The birth of John the Baptist is one of the rare few feasts that celebrate the birth of an individual. Usually the feast day is celebrated at the day of death, (the day they entered Paradise). This is different. It was predicted by the prophets that a ... Read More »

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Christy .. on 6/14/18

First, I would like to give thanks for all you for giving me such a wonderful reception. I never had such a welcome reception. Thank you.

One of the most used words in Catholicism is the word “Eucharist.” It’s heard every Sunday at Mass and    Catholics use it all ... Read More »

The Ascension

Posted by Christy .. on 6/01/18

My Dear People:

              When we love someone, we are usually anxious to show our love in concrete and selfless acts.

              In fact, the authenticity of our love is often measured by how much we are willing to turn away from ourselves and toward others in these acts ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Christy .. on 6/01/18

My Dear People,

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the official birthday of the Catholic Church. This is a very important feast. This happened on the day that in Jerusalem was a major Jewish pilgrimage feast, recalling God’s giving the Law to Moses. That very day there were many people in ... Read More »

The Most Holy Trinity

Posted by Christy .. on 6/01/18

My Dear People, 

              The Sunday after Pentecost is the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. We have now completed the Lenten Season and after the resurrection of Jesus, we have completed the forty days that Jesus was on the earth before he went to the Father. Ten days ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Christy .. on 4/23/18

In today’s gospel we see Jesus proclaiming himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep. The shepherd image conveys the personal nature of the relationship between Jesus and his followers; it portrays the close personal care and the love that the shepherd has for the sheep. ... Read More »