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Good Friday

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

April 10, 2020 It would be a mistake on our part to think that Jesus came to the cross without resistance.  He sweated blood.  He prayed to his Father to “let this cup pass from me.”  He called out in desperation as he was dying.  “My God, why have ... Read More »

Palm Sunday Audio

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Palm Sunday

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

April 5, 2020  At the name of Jesus every knee must bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father.  St. Paul penned these words so many centuries ago in ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent Audio

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5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Lisa Clemmons

March 29, 2020 The Pascal Mystery.  We use the term often in our faith vocabulary but we sometimes forget that it is also deeply embedded in our everyday lives.  It’s that constant and pervading movement from death to life: when winter turns into spring; when sacrifice leads to commitment.  ... Read More »

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

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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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