Second Sunday of Lent

I am of more or less half Croatian and half Irish ancestry, with perhaps a little bit of German stock added in way back. This year the second Sunday of Lent happens to fall on the seventeenth of March, the feast of Saint Patrick, and so naturally my Irish side (and eyes) are smiling today. […]

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First Sunday of Lent

LK 4:1-13 The Gospel of the temptations of Jesus in the desert should be looked at alongside of the Old Testament accounts of the Israelites in the Desert.  Moses led the Israelites for forty years in the desert as they prepared to enter the Promised Land.  During this time there were periods when they grumbled […]

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Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

March 3, 2019 Between Lent, which begins this Wednesday, the long Easter season, and the special feasts of the Pentecost, the Most Holy Trinity, and Corpus Christi, we celebrate today the final Sunday of Ordinary Time until the end of June.  The Church sets us off on our journey through the most important seasons of […]

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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Although the Church’s annual cycle of worship began with Advent, some six weeks ago, today’s readings re-launch the Church into the “ordinary time” of the year following our celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons. They do so on a note of joyful missionary zeal: the first reading from Isaiah conveys a sense of the […]

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