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 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

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  

Fr. Valery’s Reflections of the Gospel              Jeremiah 23:1-6, Ephesians 2:13-18, Mark 6:30-34 Dear sisters and brothers, Jesus invites his disciples to rest after their ministry, and Jesus is moved with pity for the crowds who pursue them. In this today’s Gospel, we read the report of the return of [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Fr. Valery’s Reflections – June 15

Amos 7: 12-15, Eph 1:3-10, Mark 6: 7-13 The Korean war was raging. A little village came under heavy artillery fire. In the village stood a Catholic church. Outside the church, mounted on a pedestal, there was a fine stature of Christ. However, when the smoke of battle cleared away the statue had disappeared. It [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments

Gospel Reflection for June 15, 2018

Gospel Reflection: Ezekiel 2: 2-5, 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10, Mark 6: 1-6 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 8, 2018   My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Are we able to see the presence of God in others?  Are we able to recognize that God speaks through others?  Do we see and acknowledge the prophets of [...]

By |July 6th, 2018|Fr. Valery, Front Page|0 Comments