Weekly Bulletins

Bulletin 21 January 2018

“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.” With these words, Jesus invites Simon (Peter) and his brother Andrew to follow Him and be His disciples.

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Bulletin 14 January 2018

“Speak, for your servant is listening.” With those few words Samuel humbles himself and declares his loyalty and obedience to God. There are perhaps for many of us challenges in those words. Initially Samuel responds “Here I am,” but thinks it was Eli who called him.

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Bulletin 7 January 2018

Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means “to shine upon,” “to manifest,” or “to make known.”

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Bulletin 24 December 2017

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” With those words our Blessed Mother Mary places her total trust in God. We are called to do the same, and this final Sunday of Advent is the time for us to do that, if we have…

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Bulletin 17 December 2017

Gaudete Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, which falls on December 17th this year. The Introit for Gaudete Sunday, in both the Traditional Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo, is taken from Philippians 4:4,5: “Gaudete in Domino semper” (“Rejoice in the Lord always”).

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Bulletin 10 December 2017

Our readings from Holy Scripture on this Second Sunday of Advent remind us of what we are supposed to be doing during Advent, in fact throughout our lives. The reading from Isaiah anticipates the coming of Christ and John the Baptist as it proclaims “… prepare the way of the Lord.”

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Bulletin 3 December 2017

This First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year. All the readings during this period of waiting and anticipation concentrate on making us aware that it is time for us to awaken our lives as Christians.

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Bulletin 26 November 2017

With this beautiful Feast of Christ the King, we conclude the liturgical year. On that Good Friday, the Roman soldiers, in gest to make fun of the Jewish people and their expectation of a savior king, wrote on parchment above the cross in Latin, Greek and Hebrew — the common languages of the time —…

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Bulletin 19 November 2017

For what do we thank our Creator? The early American colonists, who gave inspiration to the Thanksgiving Day tradition, were thankful for their very survival in a harsh and unforgiving environment. Many of their compatriots were buried in the soil of their new land, far from all that had been cherished and familiar.

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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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