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March 1, 2009: 1st Sunday of Lent

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 27, 2009 |

God told Noah, “I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living being.” (Genesis…

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February 22, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 20, 2009 |

While Jesus was at home, they came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said…

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February 15, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 13, 2009 |

A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean. (Mark 1:40-42) Lepers were…

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February 8, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | February 6, 2009 |

In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. (Mark 1:35) In the midst of curing people and teaching, we often read in the gospels that Jesus went to a quiet place to pray. This passage from Mark is surrounded by…

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February 1, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 30, 2009 |

Jesus went into Capernaum, and on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. There was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do…

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January 25, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 23, 2009 |

As Jesus passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea; for they made their living by fishing. Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. He walked along a little…

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January 18, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 16, 2009 |

Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the Lord where the ark of God was. The Lord called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel thought Eli was calling him. Eli eventually realized that God was calling Samuel, so he instructed Samuel how to respond to God’s call. Samuel responded, “Speak, for your servant…

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January 11, 2009

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 9, 2009 |

I have called you. I formed you, and set you as a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring prisoners from confinement. (Isaiah 42:6-7) Today Christians everywhere celebrate Jesus’ baptism by John, his cousin, in the Jordan River. We officially end the Christmas season. For many weeks to come…

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January 4, 2009: The Epiphany

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | January 2, 2009 |

” …the star that they (the Magi) had seen at its rising went ahead of them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they…

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December 25, 2008

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | December 23, 2008 |

Glory to God in the highest and peace to all upon earth! (Luke 2:14) Christmas blessings to you on this Holy Day! As you participate in Catholic Mass or worship at another church this Christmas, you will most likely hear the story of Jesus’ birth as it is read from the Sacred Scripture. I am…

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December 21, 2008

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | December 19, 2008 |

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, the angel said, “Hail, O favored one, the Most High God is with you! … You will conceive…

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December 14, 2008

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | December 12, 2008 |

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came to bear witness to the light … the true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. (John 1:6-9) Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks … (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Last week we read about John the Baptist…

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