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July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God

Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 23 - Jesus offers the promise of the kingdom of heaven to his followers
Outside of the parables of Jesus on the kingdom of heaven, we tend not to think (or write) that often about the kingdom. More ...
Sunday, July 16, 2017
July 16 - Jesus tells parables to confound and accuse the crowds
Jesus speaks to the crowds around him in parables. A familiar literary genre to the ancient Jewish people, today we know parables, primarily because they constitute a significant part of the teaching of Jesus. More ...
Sunday, July 9, 2017
July 9 - Taking up our Cross is the starting point of faith
Perhaps the great bane of the Northeast of the United States is the speed with which we attempt to accomplish everything. More ...
Sunday, July 2, 2017
July 30 - In asking for wisdom, Solomon seeks to know the mind of God
Imagine being Solomon. Here is he, a young man when he becomes king of Israel. More ...
Sunday, July 2, 2017
July 2 - Jesus sends us ambassadors to ensure the faith of the Church
Although most of us are not attuned to diplomatic protocols, there are very technical and time-honored traditions surrounding the treatment of ambassadors. More ...
Sunday, June 25, 2017
June 25 - Boldly proclaim the Gospel from the rooftops
We are in the midst of the Fortnight for Freedom leading up to the celebration of Independence Day.  More ...
Sunday, June 18, 2017
June 18 - The Eucharist is the only food that satisfies our hunger
Thinking about food … shopping for food … preparing food … cleaning up after eating food … these basic daily tasks take up far more time and cause much more stress than does the actual eating of food.  More ...
Sunday, June 11, 2017
June 11 - First we must have a relationship with the Trinity before we can understand the Trinity
This week we reflect on the Trinity. This feast follows Pentecost as it is then, with the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, that the revelation of God as the Trinity is complete. More ...
Sunday, June 4, 2017
June 4 - The Holy Spirit is present with the Church for all time
The Solemnity of Pentecost – our churches are decorated in bright red, we hear familiar Readings (the Gospel during the day is the same as the Second Sunday of Easter) and we know that the Easter Season is coming to an end. More ...
Sunday, May 28, 2017
May 28 - As Jesus prays for the disciples, he strengthens and encourages the Church
In the Gospel selection for this Last Sunday of the Easter Season, Jesus prays for his disciples as he prepares to take leave of them and send them out into the world to proclaim all that they have seen and heard. In praying for those who were with him at the Last Supper, he prays also for us – for the Church of every age and place – that we might heed the word he has given us More ...
Sunday, May 21, 2017



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