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home : our faith : the word February 19, 2018

Feb. 25 - It is indeed good that we are here

Abraham had a very personal relationship with God.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Feb. 18 - We enter the ark with Noah and emerge a new creation
The obstinate sinfulness of humanity, the total rejection of God, was rampant in the ancient days, long before Abraham, threatening the plan of creation that the Lord had made in his covenant with Adam. More ...
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Feb. 4 - We are called to be missionaries in the modern world
In the history of Christianity, it would be hard to argue that there is a more ardent, steadfast and faith-filled preacher than St. Paul More ...
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Jan. 28 - Jesus exorcises the demons that lie within us
At the very outset of Jesus’ public ministry, he enters the Synagogue in Capernaum. Undoubtedly, as there is some evidence suggested in the Gospels that Jesus and Mary had relocated there at some point after the death of Joseph, this was very familiar territory to Jesus. More ...
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Jan 21 - All of us stand in need of conversion
As Jesus emerges from the wilderness after 40 days of preparation, he begins his public ministry with a clear and very succinct statement of intent: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” More ...
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Jan 14 - The ways in which we can respond to God's call in our lives
When I was about 10 years old I went on vacation with the family of one of my friends to a cabin in Sullivan County, New York. More ...
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Father Koch's reflection on the Epiphany for Jan. 7
The Feast of the Epiphany reminds us of the power of the subtlety of God. More ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Dec. 31 - The Holy Family models for us a family life of faith
We are so used to the plaster and plastic images of the Holy Family that we can easily forget that they were real people, who lived in a real place, and at a real time. More ...
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Dec. 24 - The words of the angel to Mary are fulfilled
Due to the peculiarities of the calendar, the Fourth Sunday of Advent will this year get lost in the midst of the celebration of Christmas Eve later that day. More ...
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Dec. 17 - The Lord calls us even in our wilderness
We are not a people who live in the wilderness. The hustle and bustle of Central Jersey keeps us deeply attuned to the rhythm of urban life. More ...
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Dec. 10 - Isaiah prepares us for the coming of the Lord
Words of comfort are often more difficult to hear with an open and sincere heart than are words of impending disaster. More ...
Sunday, December 3, 2017

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