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Gospel reflection

December 26, 2010: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

An angel of God appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt and remain their till I tell you: for Herod is about to search for the child to destroy him. He rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed…

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December 25, 2010: Christmas

When the angels went away, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Most High has made known to us.” And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. (Luke 2:15-16) Have you ever…

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December 19, 2010: 4th Sunday of Advent

Behold a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) We sing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Emmanuel means God with us. On this final Sunday of Advent we look forward to Christmas when we will celebrate the birth of Jesus who is our Emmanuel, God with…

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December 12, 2010: 3rd Sunday of Advent

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. …They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those of…

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December 5, 2010: 2nd Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea proclaimed: “Repent, for the reign of God is at hand. “ For this is the one who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of our God, make straight God’s paths.” (Matthew…

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November 28, 2010: First Sunday of Advent

Salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 13: 11-12, 14) As we begin the 4-week Advent season, and a new Church…

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November 21, 2010: The Solemnity of Christ the King

Christ Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…He is head of the body, the church. (Colossians 1:15-16, 18) As we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, this year of the…

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November 14, 2010: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

You yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. …we hear that some of you are…

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November 7, 2010: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to Sadducees, “The children of this age marry and are given in marriage; but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage; they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons and…

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October 31, 2010: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

You spare all things, for they are yours, O God, who loves the living. For your immortal spirit is in all things. (Wisdom 11:26, 12:1) God’s goodness is in all God has created. And, of course, we are part of God’s creation. We are filled with the goodness of God. When Paul wrote to the…

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October 24, 2010: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth…

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October 17, 2010: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus told his companions a parable about their need to pray always and not lose heart…. After telling the parable Jesus asked, “Will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry out to God day and night? Will God delay in helping them? I tell you God will quickly grant justice to them.”…

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Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.