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                            29th Sunday in Ordinary Time                              Isaiah 53:10-11, Hebrews 4:14-16, Mark 10:35-45     My sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Jesus shows us the way to give glory to the Father:  become the servant of all and give our lives for others.  Are we willing to do that? The first reading today is [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 14, 2018 Wisdom 7:7-11, Hebrews 4:12-13, Mark 10:17-30   Dear sisters and brothers in the Lord,   Last Sunday we listened to readings about married life. This Sunday we have readings that speak about the interior life of anyone who wants to seek God with strong intensity, married or single. [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

27th Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Genesis 2:18-24, Hebrews 2:9-11, Mark 10:2-16 The wedding reception disc jockey played a song that drew everyone, young and old, to the dance floor. I was left alone at the table with the aunt and uncle of the bride. During the meal I had learned that the bride's uncle, a retired NYPD detective who was [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time   

Wisdom 2:12, 17-30, James 3:16 - 4:3, Mark 9:30-37   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, There is a clear focus in today’s first reading and in the Gospel on the necessity for humility and service in those who claim to be followers of God. These qualities are important in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Announcements, Fr. Valery|0 Comments

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Isaiah 50:5-9a, James 2:14-18, Mark 8:27-35   Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Today we begin to hear more about the sufferings that the chosen one of God must undergo.  It is Jesus Himself who is telling us as He told his early followers:  I must suffer and die in order to do the will [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Announcements, Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

My sisters and brothers in Christ, The prophet Isaiah is speaking to God’s people during their captivity in Babylon: “Be strong, fear not!   Here is your God, he comes to save you.” God’s salvation is expressed in terms of healing the blind and the deaf, the lame and the mute. The desert would come alive [...]

By |September 7th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 26, 2018 Decide today whom you will serve.  The commitment to be bound to another person for life is never made once and for all but must be renewed again and again. This is true not only of our commitments to one another but also in our commitment to God through Jesus.  At particular moments [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018            First Reading: Prov 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58   You are kindly invited... It is so easy to get a meal nowadays. You don't have to 'waste' time shopping for food and then preparing it, setting the table, and cleaning up afterwards. All you have to do is make a stop at [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 12, 2018                   1 Kings 19:4-8, 12-15, Ephesians 4:30-5:2, John 6:41-51 Who's in Control? Elijah in the first reading had shown zeal for the Lord in exposing the prophets of Baal and in killing them all, and now Queen Jezebel was after his head. So he fled into [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2018 5 August 2018 Exodus 16.2-4, 12-15, Ephesians 4.17, 20-24, John 16.24-35   A young man upset his parents when he left his well-paid, secure job to take up a less well-paid job with no guarantee of permanency. Especially in a time of recession, they thought he was very foolish. [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments