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March 10, 2019: First Sunday of Lent

By Lorraine Kirker | March 7, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son…

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March 3, 2019: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Lorraine Kirker | February 28, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 6:39-45 Jesus told his disciples a parable, “Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? No disciple is superior to the teacher; but when fully trained, every disciple will be like his teacher. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not…

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February 24, 2019: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Cathy Keller | February 21, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 6: 27-38 Jesus said to his disciples: “To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person…

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February 17, 2019: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Cathy Keller | February 14, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed…

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February 10, 2019: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Cathy Keller | February 7, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 5:1-11 While the crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God, he was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret. He saw two boats there alongside the lake; the fishermen had disembarked and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, he…

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February 3, 2019: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Cathy Keller | January 31, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 4:21-30 Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying: “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They also asked, “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?” He said to them, “Surely you will quote me…

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January 27, 2019: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Linda McMahon | January 24, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 1: 1-4; 4:14-21 Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down…

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January 20, 2019: Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Linda McMahon | January 17, 2019 |

Reading: John 2: 1-11 There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect…

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January 13, 2019: Baptism of the Lord

By Linda McMahon | January 10, 2019 |

Reading: Luke 3: 15-16;21-22 The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you…

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January 6, 2019: Epiphany of the Lord

By Linda McMahon | January 3, 2019 |

Reading: Matthew 2: 1-12 When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he…

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December 30, 2018: Feast of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

By Sister Ann Casper | December 27, 2018 |

Reading: Luke 2:41-52 Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that…

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December 23, 2018: Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Sister Ann Casper | December 20, 2018 |

Reading: Luke 1:39-45 Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said,…

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