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home : our faith : the word January 25, 2015

Feb. 1 - It can be difficult to distinguish the prophets from the demons
Appearing at the synagogue in Capernaum, Jesus encounters a man possessed by an unclean spirit – a demon. More ...
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jan. 25 - The Kingdom of God Is indeed at hand
While the heart of the Gospel passage for the Third Week of Ordinary Time sounds like a replay of the second week, there are some very unique and distinct differences to be considered. At the core of this week’s proclamation we hear Jesus deliver the theme of his public ministry: “This is the time of fulfillment. The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” More ...
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Jan.18 - Each of us is called to follow Jesus
Those of us who attended Catholic schools up until somewhere in the 1980’s have our memories of the many religious sisters and brothers who served as our teachers, principals, along with various other roles in the parish community. More ...
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Jan. 11 - The Holy Spirit guides us through the path of discipleship
This week, as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, we open with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry More ...
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Jan. 4 - Do we play our best for Jesus?
Katherine Kennicott Davis wrote the popular Christmas song “The Little Drummer Boy” in 1941. It is not necessary to work through the lyrics as this is a seasonal favorite. Essentially, a young drummer, with nothing else to offer to the Infant Jesus, plays his drum which elicited a smile from the babe. More ...
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Dec. 28 - The family is the first instrument of evangelization
The Feast of the Holy Family this year seems to take on added significance in light of what has been going on over the past several months. More ...
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Dec. 21 - The Lord has done great things for us!
So often we spend our spiritual energy focused on what we need to do for God. It sounds crazy, perhaps, but we focus much attention to prayer, the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and to the careful observance of the moral life. These are all noble and necessary things to do. More ...
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Dec. 14 - The Baptist teaches us How to humbly encounter Christ
A tendency within contemporary society is to suggest that things that are dissimilar are in fact similar. More ...
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Dec. 7 - Voices crying in the wilderness can be difficult to understand
The wilderness is by definition and experience a scary place. The Israelites, even though they are often thought of as a desert people, demonstrated much fear in relation to the desert. . More ...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Nov. 30 - Are we ready for what Advent promises?
As we enter the Season of Advent, we get caught up with the excitement and stress of planning for Christmas. More ...
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Nov 23 - Lord, when did we see you hungry?
One of the great crises in theology in the early 16th century regards the means by which we as individuals are saved from our sins and led to eternal life. Martin Luther rejected the long standing evidence from Scripture and Tradition that we are brought to salvation through the work of Jesus Christ and that our own works, borne of our faith response to the work of Jesus, is the matter of our particular judgment. More ...
Sunday, November 16, 2014



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