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Don’t Seek Things Beyond Your Reach

Dear Brothers and Sisters, A priest was saying how important is the framing of the gospel today, what came before and what followed after it.  Before is the cure of the man with dropsy.  It is a very painful disease caused the abdomen and arms and the legs to swell.  Jesus Christ has compassion on…
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We Can Be Easily ‘Broken Into’

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Last week we heard that the man in the parable who built new barns for his big harvest failed to think of one very important matter: he was going to die.  And therefore, what he did with the end of his life was very foolish.  Hopefully, this has helped us to…
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Rich In The Things Of God

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This gospel is very appropriate for our world today.  Small men and women seek to have; great people seek to be.  Most people around us believe that they can secure their lives by “having.”  We see this mentality in the size of the homes that people build today, even if there…
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The One Who Sought Him Found Him

Dear Friends, A group of catechists and adults from a few parishes took 130 youth to the Holy Land for twelve days. Aside from the natural beauty and holiness of the place where Jesus Christ spent his years, mostly hidden, was the sincerity of the youth in their trials of life, often very serious. When…
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Only One Thing Is Necessary

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is not that Martha is bad and Mary is good. We all need to serve in one way or another. Martha was distracted and judging her sister rather than looking at herself and at the Lord. How often we fall into that trap: the other has it better than me,…
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Who Is My Neighbor?

This week the gospel (Luke 10: 25-37) is telling us when should a disciple stop, or pause?  The answer is: when he/she sees someone in need.  Who is my neighbor?  My neighbor is the one ‘in need.’  The priest and the Levite pass by, and even cross to the other side of the street.  They are…
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Pray That You Will Be A Worker In The Harvest

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Sometimes if I look out on the parish community during a Mass or celebration I sometimes think where will we be in twenty years or where is everyone else.  Yet if the Lord looks out on that same crowd, he would see a teaming harvest ready to be reaped.  For the…
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He Set HIs Face To Jerusalem

When the days for Jesus’ being taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples…
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What is Corpus Christi?

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thanks to St Juliana of Liege we have this feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ.  She resisted for twenty years the plea of the Lord to honor him in this. Then realized this was part of her mission 800 years ago as a religious woman in love…
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He Wants To Pour His Love Into Our Hearts

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I was perturbed with a friend of mine because he never asked me about my mom when her dementia got worse, and I couldn’t understand why. So finally, I asked him why he didn’t ask about her, thinking he had something against me or her.  The answer he gave me was…
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