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July 12, 2009: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | July 10, 2009 |

Jesus called to himself the twelve apostles, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts; but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.…

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July 5, 2009: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | July 3, 2009 |

Jesus went to his own country, and his companions followed him. On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get all this? What is the wisdom given to him? What mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the…

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June 28, 2009: 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | June 26, 2009 |

One of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came to Jesus, fell at his feet, and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is near death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live.” So Jesus went with him. Some people came from the leader’s house to…

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June 21, 2009: 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | June 19, 2009 |

When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” Leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was…

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June 14, 2009: Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | June 12, 2009 |

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is my blood…which will be shed for many.”…

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June 7, 2009: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | June 5, 2009 |

Jesus said to his disciples, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. This is surely the shortest and probably the…

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May 31, 2009: Feast of Pentecost

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 29, 2009 |

No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone. To each is given the…

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May 24, 2009: 7th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 22, 2009 |

The Ascension of the Lord Jesus said to his disciples: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) As we know, Jesus did not remain on the earth in human form. After the resurrection, he returned to heaven. Before leaving earth he assured his disciples, including us, that…

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May 17, 2009: 6th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 15, 2009 |

Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in…

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May 10, 2009: 5th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 8, 2009 |

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles, and he reported to them how Paul had seen the Lord, who had spoken to him, and how…

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May 3, 2009: 4th Sunday of Easter

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | May 1, 2009 |

See what love God has given us that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. …Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when Jesus appears, we will be like him, for we shall see him…

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April 26, 2009: 3rd Sunday of Easter

By Sister Mary Beth Klingel | April 24, 2009 |

The two companions of Jesus told the others about what had happened on the road to Emmaus, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. He said…

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