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October 4, 2009: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | October 2, 2009 |

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air; and God brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called…

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September 27, 2009: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | September 25, 2009 |

God’s teaching is perfect, renewing life. God’s decrees are trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. God’s law is truth, gladdening the heart. God’s words are clear, enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19:7-8) Almost every Sunday one of the Scripture readings is from the Book of Psalms. Often the psalm is sung since there are many musical…

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September 20, 2009: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | September 18, 2009 |

They came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house Jesus asked his disciples, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they were silent; for on the way they had discussed with one another who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve; and he said to them, “If anyone…

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September 13, 2009: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | September 11, 2009 |

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone says he or she has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him or her? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep…

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September 6, 2009: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | September 4, 2009 |

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and you take notice of the one wearing the fine…

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August 30, 2009: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | August 28, 2009 |

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…Receive with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls. …Be doers of the word, and not hearers only … (James 1:17-18, 21, 25) Although the letter of James is attributed to James…

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August 23, 2009: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | August 21, 2009 |

As the teachings of Jesus got more difficult for the people to accept, many turned away from following him. So Jesus asked the Twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know…

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August 16, 2009: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | August 14, 2009 |

Brothers and sisters: Be careful how you live, not as unwise people, but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of God is. (Ephesians 5:15-17) This Scripture passage is from St. Paul’s letter to the Christian community at Ephesus.…

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August 9, 2009: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | August 7, 2009 |

Jesus said to the Jews, “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread…

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August 2, 2009: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | August 1, 2009 |

Jesus said to the crowd that followed him and his disciples, “…my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am…

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July 26, 2009: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | July 24, 2009 |

When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?” He said this to test Philip, because he himself knew what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “Two hundred days’ wages worth of food…

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July 19, 2009: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | July 17, 2009 |

The apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a…

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