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Ash Wednesday – B

Readings: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6, 12-13, 14,17; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. In our fast-paced world, it is always a challenge to focus on our spiritual lives and the … Continue reading

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Readings: Isaiah: 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 EVERY NATION ON EARTH WILL ADORE THE LORD Introduction The word Epiphany, which means appearance or manifestation or showing forth, marks Jesus’ first appearance to the Gentiles. “Epiphany” refers to God’s Self-revelation … Continue reading

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Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Readings: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12; Tit 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 “LET’S GO! LET US GO TO BETHLEHEM…” There is a story told of a young man who sent his parents a microwave oven for Christmas. They were very excited … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 8 A

« Cherchez d’abord le Royaume et sa justice » (Mat 6, 24-34) Jésus apparaît pour certains comme un doux rêveur. Il préconiserait un laisser-aller ou un détachement suspect des réalités du monde. Il entretiendrait un idéalisme pour les niais et les incapables. … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday – A

Readings: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51; 2 Cor 5:20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. In our fast-paced world, it is always a challenge to focus on our spiritual lives and the discipline required … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 7 A

« Afin d’être vraiment les fils de votre Père qui est dans les cieux » (Mat 5, 38-48) Par son ‘Sermon sur la montagne’, le Christ nous apprend à vivre en fils/filles du Père céleste. Il nous mène vers une … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 6 A

« Et moi, je vous dis… » (Mat 5, 17-37) Le ‘sermon sur la montagne’ poursuit son enseignement. Il veut aller au cœur des choses mais surtout au cœur de la foi enracinée dans l’amour. Jésus ne juge pas la … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 5 A

« Ta lumière brillera comme l’aurore » (Isaïe 58, 7-10 ; Mat 5, 13-16) Le Sermon sur la Montagne (Mat 5 – 7) se déploie comme une grande fresque. Il commence par les Béatitudes et se poursuit par un approfondissement … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 4 A

« Heureux serez-vous… » (Mat 5, 1-12a) A écouter les médias, le christianisme est une religion de culpabilité, véhiculant une morale mortifère et ennemie du bonheur. On ne trouverait que des chrétiens taciturnes et rétrogrades. Fixés à la croix, les … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 3 A

« Une lumière s’est levée » (Mat 4, 12-23) Jésus, après son baptême par Jean Baptiste, part en mission. Consacré par L’Esprit, il est envoyé proclamer la Bonne Nouvelle au peuple d’Israël d’abord puis à toutes les nations. Si sa … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Readings: Is 49:14–15; Ps 62:2–3, 6–9; 1 Cor 4:1–5; Mt 6:24–24 “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its joy.” — Leo Buscaglia The readings of today IS A STRONG CHALLENGE to the lifestyle that … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Readings: Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 “BE HOLY AS I AM HOLY” Why Go to Church? A church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Readings: Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119:1–2, 4–5, 17–18, 33–34; 1Cor2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 The New Covenant is a Law that God Writes on the Heart It once happened that two sinners visited a holy man and asked his advice. ” We have … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – A

Readings: Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.” We were moving to a new state after my husband had been out of work for many … Continue reading

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“Why do You Pray to the Saints? It’s not in the Bible!”

A Conversation between a Protestant and a Catholic ….. by Fr. Nelson Lobo OFM Cap. P: Why do you believe and do things which are not found in the Bible? C: What do you mean? P: Worshipping saints! The Bible … Continue reading

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Living the Catholic Faith!

Hey Catholic! Did your protestant friend disturb your faith in the Eucharist? Here’s how you can defend yourself! Fr. Nelson Lobo OFM Cap Protestant: “Why do you Catholics go for mass every day? Mass is not biblical. Jesus does not … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter – C (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Readings: Acts 5:12-16; Ps 118:2-4,13-15, 22-24; Rev 1:9-13,17-19; Jn 20:19-31 “Lord Increase my Faith” Do you have doubts about the Christian faith? If so, you’re not alone. These are stories of others who have struggled, or are struggling, with tough … Continue reading

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Easter: VIA LUCIS – The Paschal Way of the Light

VIA LUCIS The Paschal Way of the Light Father Richard Veras The Paschal Way of the Light, or Via Lucis, is a new religious practice proper to the Easter liturgical period. The characteristics of the new devotion resemble the Way … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Via Matris – The Way of Our Sorrowful Mother

VIA MATRIS The Way of Our Sorrowful Mother Father Romanus Cessario, O.P. Modeled on the Via Crucis, the pious exercise of the Via Matris Dolorosae, or simply the Via Matris, developed and was subsequently approved by the Apostolic See. This … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Via Crucis – The Way of the Cross

VIA CRUCIS The Way of the Cross Father Peter John Cameron, O.P. The Way of the Cross is not only a great testimony to an inner depth and maturity, but it is in fact a school for interiority and consolation. … Continue reading

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Good Friday Meditation: Seven Last Words of Christ

THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST By Father Donald Haggerty The First Word: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing. You wore a crown of thorns, Lord, your passion’s emblem of mockery, as you spoke … Continue reading

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Holy Thursday Night Meditation (Adoration Vigil)

ADORATION VIGIL for Holy Thursday Night Father Richard Veras Before his public ministry began Jesus lived his own Lent. For forty days he faced the temptations of the devil. At the end of this time, we are told, When the … Continue reading

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ORDINAIRE 14 B

« Il se mit à enseigner dans la synagogue » (Marc 6, 1-6) Jésus a vécu des échecs. Sa vie ressemble à la nôtre avec son lot de succès et de revers. Son enseignement est reçu ou contesté. Ses gestes … Continue reading

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ARCHIVO – Homilías Españolas

2013 – 2014 … none available in this category

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