Pastor's Desk

From The Pastor’s Desk: Jan 13, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan....

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Dec 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent Cycle C Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. The Advent season includes the four Sundays that precede Christmas. Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. In this...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Nov. 11, 2018

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME November 11, 2018 Year B The First Readings Is from the First Book of Kings 17:10-16. In this reading, we have one of the many miracles attributed to Elijah, the great prophet who preached in the northern kingdom between 900 and...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Oct 7, 2018

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME October 7, 2018 Year B Gospel - Mk 10:2-12 The Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?" They were testing him.  He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?" They replied,...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Sept 30, 2018

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 30, 2018 Year B Gospel Lk 9:46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them,...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: September 23, 2018

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 23, 2018 Year B Gospel Mk 9:30-37 Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee, but he did not wish anyone to know about it. He was teaching his disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Sept. 9 , 2018

TWENTY-THIRD  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 9, 2018 Year B Sometimes the Sunday readings bring peace and consolation. Other times they come as a swift kick in the pants. Today’s readings definitely fall in the latter category. In the Gospel from St. Mark, Jesus...

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From The Pastor’s Desk: Aug 26, 2018

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME August 26, 2018 Year B In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus continues His instruction on the Eucharist. Many of his own disciples cannot accept His teachings and instead return to their former way of life, abandoning Christ altogether....

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