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4th Sunday of Lent Audio

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4th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

March 20, 2020

Dear parishioners of St. Mary Help of Christians and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception:

These are especially challenging days and we have no “play book” on how to deal with this as a community or as a church.  But I can assure you that I ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent Audio

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3rd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

March 15, 2020

It is a story of an unlikely pair: Jesus and a Samaritan woman. Their people have long been enemies, long ago decided that their paths need not cross. Ethnically divided, geographically separated, products of ago-old hostility and division. They worshiped in different places: he in Jerusalem, ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent Audio

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2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

March 8, 2020 As we all know, it is contagious and it’s clear that it could seriously affect our lives, our families, our communities and our world.  I’m convinced that what could happen could change the world as we know it.  ---  And I am not talking about the ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent Audio

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

1st Sunday of Lent Audio

1st Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

March 1, 2020

When I was a young seminarian, I was having a great discussion with Fr. Mike Burke, then the Vocation Director for the diocese, about the finer points of living a celibate life. He said, “Gary, you will always have the opportunity and you will always have ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday Audio

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Ash Wednesday

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

February 26, 2020 In just a few moments ashes will be placed on our foreheads and we will hear the familiar words: “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.”   Kind of a dark statement on the surface.  But riding just below the surface is a hope ... Read More »