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The Epiphany of the Lord: Feast reminds us that God holds...

Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 8, 2023: The Epiphany of the Lord 1) Is 60:1-6  Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13 2) Eph 3:2-3, 5-6  Gospel: Mt 2:1-12 Feast reminds us...

Luca della Robbia’s ‘The Nativity’ invites us to humble ourselves before...

"Only when Christ is formed in us will the mystery of Christmas be fulfilled in us. Christmas is the mystery of this 'marvelous exchange':...

The Nativity of the Lord: As the newborn Jesus finds a...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 25, 2022: The Nativity of the Lord 1) Is 52:7-10  Psalm 98:1-6 2) Heb 1:1-6  Gospel: Jn 1:1-18 or Jn 1:1-5, 9-14 Newborn...

Third Sunday of Advent: God calls us to recognize signs and...

Sunday Scripture readings, Dec. 11, 2022: Third Sunday of Advent 1) Is 35:1-6a, 10 Psalm 146:6-10 2) Jas 5:7-10 Gospel: Mt 11:2-11 Advent calls us to recognize...

First Sunday of Advent: The church invites us into a season...

Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 27, 2022: First Sunday of Advent 1) Is 2:1-5  Psalm 122:1-9 2) Rom 13:11-14  Gospel: Mt 24:37-44 The church invites us into a...

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: In weeks before Advent, we should...

Sunday Scripture readings, Nov. 13, 2022: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Mal 3:19-20a  Psalm 98:5-9 2) 2 Thes 3:7-12  Gospel: Lk 21:5-19 In weeks before Advent,...

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: The God who creates galaxies is...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 30, 2022: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Wis 11:22-12:2  Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14 2) 2 Thes 1:11-2:2  Gospel: Lk 19:1-10 The God...

‘Nativity of the Virgin’ conveys humble joy St. Joachim and St....

Throughout the seasons and feasts of the liturgical year, the church pauses to give special honor to Mary, mother of Jesus, the son of...

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Let us resolve to persevere daily...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 16, 2022: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Ex 17:8-13  Psalm 121:1-8 2) 2 Tm 3:14-4:2  Gospel: Lk 18:1-8 Let us resolve to persevere...

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Keep faith alive by staying close...

Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 2, 2022: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 1) Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4  Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 2) 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14  Gospel: Lk 17:5-10 Keep...

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