Living the Gospel

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Living the Gospel – June 13, 2021

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Jesus uses many parables to give us a mental picture of what He is trying to teach us. Parables are about common things we have seen on earth and understand. Another benefit is that parables are not as affected by the changes in languages through-out the years. Today’s gospel uses…

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Jun
4

Living the Gospel – June 6, 2021

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Today we celebrate The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Pope Francis said: “The Eucharist communicates Jesus’ love for us: a love so great that He nourishes us with Himself.” Transubstantiation – the belief that during mass, the bread and wine used for Communion become the…

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May
28

Living the Gospel – May 30, 2021

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Our God is an awesome God, He reigns from heaven above, With wisdom, power, and love, Our God is an awesome God. Those song lyrics went through my head as I read the first reading today. Moses telling the Israelites just how awesome and unique their God, THE God, is….

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May
25

Living the Gospel – May 23, 2021

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“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord…” As I was reading the Letters and Gospel passages for this Sunday, I felt blessed to belong to our parish family, a community of parishioners who are welcoming, caring…

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May
14

Living the Gospel – May 16, 2021

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The Time: Thursday evening soon after the Last Supper, just hours before Jesus’ arrest. The Place: A garden, perhaps Gethsemani? The Mt of Olives? Following the supper, Jesus said: “Get up, let us go.” But John’s Gospel does not say exactly where Jesus and His disciples went. But it matters…

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May
7

Living the Gospel – May 9, 2021

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I recently participated in a webinar about being a co-creator with God. The focus of the webinar was on artwork such as painting, sculpting, and other tangible works. The concept was easy to carry over to writing and other creative works that most of us don’t think of as art….

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Apr
30

Living the Gospel – May 2, 2021

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In today’s gospel, Jesus uses olive branches and grape vines to show how we are to live our lives on this earth. Jesus says to us, “I am the vine you are the branches.” God the Father is the owner of the orchard and His goal is to get the…

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Apr
23

Living the Gospel – April 25, 2021

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The Lord Is My Shepherd One of my favorite writers is Jennifer Hubbard of Newtown, Connecticut. Jennifer is a writer for the periodical, Magnificat; she is also the mother of Catherine Violet, a 6-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in December of 2012. Her writing reflects her loss,…

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Apr
16

Living the Gospel – April 18, 2021

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The Alleluia between the second reading and the Gospel presents the challenge to me and probably most of us. The words “Were not our hearts burning within us?” rings loudly to us all. The events on the Road to Emmaus and the following encounter with Jesus immediately after by the…

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Apr
9

Living the Gospel – April 11, 2021

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Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD say, “His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 118 Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, a beautiful, biblically based devotion whose modern form is attributed to St….

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