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Pastor’s Column – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 27, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, The challenge for all of us is to hear the Gospel as though it were new every day. We get so used to hearing the stories about Jesus and the Gospel [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – January 20, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   The first reading comes from the so-called Third Isaiah and is essentially an oracle of salvation. It consists of a prophetic promise of deliverance developed through the use [...]

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Pastor’s Column – The Baptism of the Lord – January 13, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers, This Sunday feast of the Baptism of the Lord signals the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of "Ordinary Time." The church's liturgical calendar now begins its long reflection [...]

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Pastor’s Column – The Epiphany of the Lord – January 6, 2019

Dear sisters and brothers,   On a cold morning three palm fruit farmers were warming themselves by the fireside. Soon two of them were engaged in a heated debate comparing their religions to decide which [...]

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Pastor’s Column – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph – December 30, 2018

Dear sisters and brothers,   The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph is a model for all families. Being a Holy Family does not mean that everything was smooth for them. It was a [...]

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Pastor’s Column – Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 23, 2018

My sisters and brothers in Christ,   Today’s readings afford us the opportunity to focus on our individual wills in relation to the Advent of Our Lord and Savior. John Cassian, an early Church father, [...]

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