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First Sunday of Advent

And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. For the next four weeks we open our hearts to God’s...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

During the American Revolution, a group of soldiers were busy pulling out a horse carriage stuck in the deep mud while their commanding...

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Jesus seems to be a little harsh today doesn’t he?? If your eye causes you to sin pluck it out! If your foot causes you to sin cut it...

St. Hildegard of Bingen

NOTE: This mass was celebrated at the beginning of a day of recollection for the faculty of St. Mary's School that focused on the...

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the birthday of Mary who gave birth to our messiah, our salvation, our God...Jesus! As the Mother of God Mary gives us...

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time B

There is a story about a spiritual master who one day put the following question to some of his disciples: “What is the one thing that...

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Once upon a time there was a man who owned a lumber business. He advertised in the local newspaper that he was hiring new men to cut...

Love at First Sight

Both readings today from the Book of Genesis and Matthew's gospel tell a story about love at first sight. In Genesis, Rebekah sees Isaac...

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

I recently read this wonderful story from the National Catholic Reporter called “’Please . . . forgive us’: the story of my return to the...

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time B

There once was a Scottish sea captain who skippered a boat taking tourists to the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland. The sea...

11th Sunday in Ordinary time

There was an old man who lived by a forest. As he grew older and older, he started losing his hair, until one day, on his deathbed, he...

Corpus Christi

As most of you know Bishop LaValley has lifted the dispensation from the obligation to attend mass this weekend. That means that after...

Pentecost Sunday 2021

More than a century ago, a great sailing ship was stranded off the coast of South America. Day after day the ship lay there in the still...

Seventh Sunday of Easter 2021

Did you pay attention to what was going on in the first reading today? If you weren’t then you missed an event that still is practiced...

Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle

As the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles illustrates today, the 11 apostles had to choose between two really good men to...

Wednesday of the 6th Week of Easter

In today's first reading from Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 St. Paul gives his famous speech in Athens calling the people to abandon their worship...

6th Sunday of Easter

Phil Keith is the Police Chief in Knoxville, Tennessee. One night in the middle of a city council meeting his pager goes off. He was...

Easter Sunday

Every year we probably hear the Easter story a little differently. Where we are on own journeys to Jerusalem and Calvary affects what we...

Good Friday

We began Holy Week on Palm Sunday reading the Passion according to St. Mark. We hear the story again this time from St. John’s...

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