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Monthly Archives: March 2015

March 19th: Feast of St. Joseph

St Joseph: A descendant of the house of David, Joseph was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ. He is the patron saint of the universal Church. His feast day … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

          Happy                   St. Patrick’s Day!      

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Love explored…

Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me – it is the Lord who speaks – to share your bread with the hungry, and shelter the homeless poor, to clothe the man you see to be naked and not turn … Continue reading

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We should be joyful…We know the outcome.

We know that Christ has won our salvation for us…We have reason to be joyful!  If only we faithfully accept God’s great & loving gift. Let us, therefore, be faithful to the One who has loved us unto death.  The … Continue reading

When life gets too hard to stand…kneel.

R. (see Hosea 6:6; Verse – Psalm 51) It is mercy I desire, and not sacrifice. Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness; in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense. Thoroughly wash me from my … Continue reading

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What does God “really” ask of us? Only 2 things…

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your … Continue reading

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What is your faith response?

Lent is a journey… a journey of faith. Faith requires a response… a response from us; a response to God. Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your … Continue reading

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The Truth, the whole Truth, & nothing but…

“However, take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children and to … Continue reading

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Christian: Where do you stand?

Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when … Continue reading

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The Lord is kind and merciful.

Lenten Practices (continued):   During our Lenten journey we are encouraged to reflect on God’s great mercy. A very practical way to do this is by embracing & participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).   •Reconciliation is Jesus’ call … Continue reading

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