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Heart of Jesus: True Love

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” –Rm 5:5  The Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus….In July.  However, as we approach the over … Continue reading

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Ending Christmas with a Baptism…

The Baptism of the Lord Sunday, January 13, 2019 – End of Christmas Season Let us do honor to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Knowing & Sharing Christ

Feast of the Epiphany In the United States celebrated on Sunday, January 6, 2019. “We observed His star at its rising…” –Matthew 2:2 The prophets foretold the coming of the Saviour, the angels adored him when he came; today is … Continue reading

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Celebrating, Sharing, & Living the Word, Christ Jesus in 2019

All of us! Let’s Plan how we can celebrate, live, & share the Word in 2019! Holy Mother Church believes that she should celebrate the saving work of her divine Spouse in a sacred commemoration on certain days throughout the … Continue reading

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Wise men/women, return to the world…

Wise Men, Return to the World          “…we are like the 3 Wise Men who journeyed to Jesus. Now, like those Wise Men, we return to the world from which we came, to the everyday life where we will … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: The light of hope burns brighter still…

“You shall go before the Lord to prepare straight paths for Him, giving His people a knowledge of salvation in freedom from their sins.” –Luke 1:76-77 In the Gospel of Christmas Eve morning, we hear the Zechariah prophesying in the … Continue reading

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December 23: O Come, O Come Emmanuel…

The O Antiphons for December 23rd: O Emmanuel (O God with us) “O Emmanuel, our King and our Law-giver, Longing of the Gentiles, yea, and salvation thereof, come to save us, O Lord our God! “ The seven “O Antiphons” … Continue reading

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December 22:Come, O King of Nations, Come…

O King of all nations and keystone of the Church: come and save man, whom you formed from the dust!   The coming of Christ is fast approaching… The Church offers us many opportunities & resources to prepare.  Have you … Continue reading

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December 21: Come, O Radiant Dawn…

O Radiant Dawn: Splendor of Light Eternal and Sun of Righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.    We are so close to Christmas.  We can feel the level of excitement and anticipation rising.  Yet, … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018