July 30th 2017 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, The British writer C.S. Lewis titled his only autobiographical work, Surprised by Joy. The title was a tribute to his wife, Joy Gresham, whom Lewis, a confirmed bachelor most of his life, married in 1956 when he was fifty-eight. Both of the men in today’s Gospel were “surprised by joy.” In this, the […]

July 23rd 2017 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“Our Heart Is the Soil on which the Seed of the Word Falls” It Can Be “Good” or “Hard, Impermeable” July 16, 2017 ZENIT StaffAngelus / Regina Caeli Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! When Jesus spoke He used simple language and also made use of images, which were examples drawn from daily life, to be able […]

July 16th 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Two images dominate our Scriptures this Sunday, both from the world of nature ─ rain and the sowing of seeds. Together they are used to describe not just the kingdom of God, but more importantly, how that kingdom is part of who we are as disciples of Christ. In our reading from Isaiah, […]

July 9th 2017 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, Last Saturday’s readings were quite interesting because they were teaching us how everything happens at an appointed time, according to God’s plan. In Genesis, Jacob tricks his father, Isaac, into giving him a blessing intended for his brother, Esau. His deception has an impact on all of eternity, as it’s the lineage from […]

July 2nd 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Dear Parishioners, On Monday, we celebrate the feast day of Saint Thomas the Apostle – one of the original twelve of Jesus’ disciples. He is known mostly for the story we heard in the Gospel, earning himself the nickname “the doubter” or “doubting Thomas.” Perhaps we might consider his story, and thus our story, from […]