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November 12, 2017: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | November 9, 2017 |

Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones, when taking their lamps, brought no oil with them, but the wise brought flasks of oil with…

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November 5, 2017: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | November 2, 2017 |

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to…

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July 31, 2016: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | July 28, 2016 |

Jesus told them a parable. “There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. He asked himself, ‘What shall I do, for I do not have space to store my harvest?’ And he said, ‘This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall…

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July 24, 2016: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | July 21, 2016 |

“…ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10) Our Father Our Father, Who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy Name;…

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July 17, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | July 14, 2016 |

Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to…

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July 10, 2016: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | July 7, 2016 |

There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with…

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July 3, 2016: Fourteenth Sunday

By Helen Flavin | June 30, 2016 |

At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. … “Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful…

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August 30, 2015: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | August 27, 2015 |

When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.  – For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without carefully washing their hands, keeping the tradition of the elders. And on…

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August 23, 2015: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | August 20, 2015 |

Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that…

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August 16, 2015: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | August 13, 2015 |

Jesus said to the crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus…

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August 9, 2015: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | August 6, 2015 |

The Jews murmured about Jesus because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven, ” and they said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph? Do we not know his father and mother? Then how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Stop…

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August 2, 2015: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Helen Flavin | July 30, 2015 |

When the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into boats and came to Capernaum looking for Jesus. And when they found him across the sea they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you get here?” Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are…

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Helen Flavin is a Providence Associate. She is a Catholic scientist, educator and writer. Helen received her Ph.D. in Neurochemistry from Boston College. She is a fulltime science teacher. She is a guest columnist for her Diocese’s Catholic Newspaper “The Anchor.” She enjoys volunteering at the local nursing home.

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