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First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brenda Collins

First Sunday of Advent

December 2, 2018

 I’m not sure if it’s wired into our DNA or an acquired gift, but we’ve all seen it and all used it: the LOOK.  That look that bosses give to employees to get them back on track, or that teachers use to ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Posted by Brenda Collins

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 25, 2018

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe!  (As one of our Mass servers said: “That’s a mouthful!” Yes, it is.  And it says so much just in the title of the Feast. ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thanksgiving Day 2018

November 22, 2018

Giving by Deacon Steve Letourneaux

 

GRACE TO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Words sound familiar, don’t they? Similar to Fr. Gary’s spiritual greeting at every Mass. These are St. Paul’s words to the Corinthians in today’s ... Read More »

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 18, 2018

“Death brings out the best or the worst in people.”  I have used that line often, both as a statement of truth discerned from my own experience, and as a guide to those who are in the midst of dealing with ... Read More »

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brenda Collins

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 11, 2018

The Gospel of the Lord does not stop with the spoken word; it must be lived.  I see it all the time, and so do you, I’m sure: a kid who share his peanut and jelly sandwich with his little brother, ... Read More »

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 4, 2018

In composing a symphony, you start with a melody, a theme. You begin with that and go forward, adding texture and depth and complexity from movement to movement.  You change the tempo or even the meter, and add different instrumentation and ... Read More »

All Saints Day

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All Saints Day

November 1, 2018

Some of them get all the bells and whistles, like the Blessed Mother on January 1 and St. Joseph on March 19 and John the Baptist on June 24; we call those days Solemnities.  Others get Feast Days, like St. Peter and Paul, ... Read More »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 28, 2018

October is almost over and so, gratefully, is the baseball season.  So it seems an appropriate time to quote one of baseball’s greatest, Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as Yogi Berra, who often said, “Sometimes you can see a whole lot ... Read More »

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 22, 2018

As a part of a lesson on the American Revolution, a fourth grade teacher was showing her students a copy of the Declaration of Independence.  The document passed from desk to desk, each kid looking at it and passing it on. ... Read More »

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 14, 2018

We’re all camels on the way to the needle.  And we all have the same dilemma: How are we going to fit through that?  

With our storehouse of wits, work and will, not to mention our good looks, how will ... Read More »