Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 12 November 2017

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Christ cautions us often concerning our sense of conversion and timing. It has a lot to do with procrastination — that is, putting something off or delaying something which needs to be accomplished.

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Bulletin 5 November 2017

There is no question that Jesus had a way with words. The Word of the Lord is filled with what we are very familiar with in our society — sound bites if you will, which convey so much meaning. The last verses of today’s Gospel from St. Matthew contain one of those short statements which…

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Bulletin 29 October 2017

In today’s Gospel Reading from St. Matthew, a lawyer among the Pharisees again tries to entrap Jesus by asking Him the question, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” Jesus’ response appears multiple times in Holy Scripture, as He says, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all…

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Bulletin 22 October 2017

The last line of today’s Gospel Reading from St. Matthew contains one of the more well known of Jesus’ quotes. When asked a bit of a trick question by the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?” Jesus responds by asking them whose image is on their Roman coins,…

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Bulletin 15 October 2017

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.

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Bulletin 8 October 2017

In the terrible act of evil perpetrated in Las Vegas this past week and in the midst of this tragedy and evil, let us remember and lift up in prayerful thanksgiving all those who risked life and limb to reach out to friends and strangers.

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Bulletin 1 October 2017

St. Paul offers a formula for living the way we are supposed to live as Christians in the Second Reading. Paul writes, “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.”

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Bulletin 24 September 2017

In our first reading from the Book of Isaiah, God reminds us that He does not think in the same way that we do. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts.” That is quite clear in our Gospel today from Matthew, which relates the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard.

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Bulletin 17 September 2017

“Give peace, O Lord, to those who wait for you, that your prophets be found true…” – Psalm 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12

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Bulletin 10 September 2017

In the Hebrew Scriptures, it is said regarding the temple in Jerusalem, “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, God of Hosts.” In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, St. John describes the real dwelling place of Almighty God in heaven. Our places of worship should be as magnificent as we can possibly…

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Bulletin 3 September 2017

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:19

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Bulletin 27 August 2017

This week we hear Jesus say to St. Peter in the Gospel from Matthew, “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” An important part of the Vatican flag is two keys. Those keys, of course, represent the keys to the kingdom to which Jesus makes reference.

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Bulletin 20 August 2017

Today’s Gospel from the Book of Matthew describes what occurred in Tyre and Sidon when Jesus cured the daughter of a Gentile woman.

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Bulletin 13 August 2017

“Look to your covenant, O Lord and forget not the life of our poor ones forever…”

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Bulletin 6 August 2017

The Book of Daniel, from which our First Reading is drawn, was written some two centuries before the birth of Christ. This is only significant in that many of the prophets (Daniel is considered one of the major prophets) lived as many as six centuries before Christ.

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Bulletin 30 July 2017

Jesus presents us with more parables in today’s Gospel from St. Matthew. He opens the first one with “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

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Bulletin 23 July 2017

Today’s readings remind us of the fact that it is God who guides us, and it is God who influences our decisions through the Holy Spirit.

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Bulletin 16 July 2017

In the words of St. Paul to the Corinthians and to each one of us, “We have been given various gifts to build up the Body of Christ”. How about taking the challenge, with the help of the Holy Spirit?

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Bulletin 9 July 2017

“All you peoples, clap your hands; shout to God with joyful cries!” – Psalms 47:2

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Bulletin 2 July 2017

Bless our country and join our simple celebration that we may praise you, our Source of freedom, the One in whom we place our trust.

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