BULLETINS

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may 29, 2022

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Jesus commissions His disciples to baptize in His name, reminding them that He is always present through his Spirit.  Jesus ascended to his Father amid cries of gladness, entering into the heavenly sanctuary.  We are to be His witnesses, mindful of the great hope to which we are called.

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may 22, 2022

sixth Sunday of Easter

By listening attentively to the Spirit promised by Jesus, the early Church resolves the question whether Gentile converts need to observe certain Jewish ritual practices.  All are called to dwell in the heavenly Jerusalem, founded on the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

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may 15, 2022

Fifth Sunday of Easter

At the conclusion of their missionary journey, Paul and Barnabas tell the Antioch community all that the Lord had accomplished in their preaching the kingdom of God.  This kingdom, to be marked by our love for each other, will reach its fulfillment in new heavens and a new earth.

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may 8, 2022

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Know that Jesus is the Lord, the lamb on the throne who will shepherd His flock and give them eternal life.  In His name, Paul and Barnabas proclaim the word of God to Jew and Gentile alike.

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may 1, 2022

Third Sunday of Easter

Jesus appears to seven of His disciples, among them Peter who proclaims his unfailing love for the Lord.  Jesus commissions him to feed the sheep.  Later, in the face of persecution, Peter and the apostles proclaim the name of Jesus, the Lamb who was slain and who rescues us from death.

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April 24, 2022

Second Sunday of Easter

As Thomas believed because he saw the risen Jesus, so too were many brought to faith through the various signs and wonders wrought by the apostles.  They proclaimed as Lord "the stone rejected by the builder", "the First and the Last of the One who lives."

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April 17, 2022

easter sunday

Alleluia!  The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone!  If we have died with Christ, we shall also rise with Him and pass from death to life.

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April 10, 2022

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Jesus, humbling himself out of love for us, did not shield His face from buggets and spitting, but offered His life on the cross.  He relied on His Father's love.

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April 3, 2022

fifth sunday of lent

The story of the raising of Lazarus takes place immediately after Jesus made several claims to being the Son of God.  John the Evangelist plunges us into the cosmic realm whereby the evil forces of this world and the power of God's glory are at ware with each other.

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march 27, 2022

fourth sunday of lent

In this Gospel, Jesus goes against the traditions of His day.  The beginning of the story of the Man Born Blind challenges this view of inherited evil:  Jesus answered, "Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him."

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march 20, 2022

THIRD sunday of lent

The grace of God is always there for everyone.  Regardless of the entanglements of our lives, He values all of us enough to actively seek us, to draw us to His intimacy.  There are many people who thirst for healing, but they do no know how to go about encountering Jesus - perhaps they are too afraid, unsure or embarrassed to talk to God; perhaps they feel excluded or intimidated by others whose main agenda is to recognize and highlight their faults.

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march 13, 2022

Second sunday of lent

Abram's faith is sealed with a covenant initiated by God, our light and our salvation.  The transfiguration of Jesus prefigures the transformation in glory to which we are called by our sharing in the paschal mystery - the dying and rising of Jesus.

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march 6, 2022

First sunday of lent

Moses recounts great events of salvation history which find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  We confess Him to be Lord, for God raised Him from the dead.  He is ever faithful, resisting temptation to forsake His Father's mission, trusting in God's love.

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February 27, 2022

eighth sunday in ordinary time

The fruit of our speech and actions will wither and die unless we first recognize the plank in our own eye.  By humbly admitting our own sins, we can more fruitfully persevere in the work of the Lord.

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February 20, 2022

Seventh sunday in ordinary time

In baptism we are called to mirror and image the mercy and forgiveness the Lord has won for us.  As David would not harm Saul, his enemy, so we are challenged to love and pardon those who wrong us.

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February 13, 2022

Sixth sunday in ordinary time

Blest are they who trust in the Lord.  Blest are they who are poor who endure insult, for their reward shall be great: eternal life.

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February 6, 2022

fifth sunday in ordinary time

Isaiah, a man of unclean lips, beholds the Lord's glory in the temple and is sent on mission.  Simon, a sinner, responds to the mission of Jesus by becoming a disciple.  Paul, the persecutor, speaks of his call to preach nothing but Christ crucified and risen.

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january 30, 2022

fourth sunday in ordinary time

"No prophet is accepted in the prophet's hometown."  Thus did Jeremiah and Jesus encounter opposition and lack of faith; thus did both place their hope in the Lord.  Paul speaks eloquently of the greatest of all the gifts: love.

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january 23, 2022

Third sunday in ordinary time

Ezra proclaims the word of the Lord which gives spirit and life.  Jesus proclaims himself the fulfillment of the Law and the prophets.  In Him we have become one body with many members.

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january 16, 2022

Second sunday in ordinary time

At Cana in Galilee, Jesus performed the first of his signs, revealing his glory to his disciples, and later to the nations. He has revealed as well the manifestation of the Spirit who distributes different gifts as he chooses.

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january 9, 2022

The baptism of the lord

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january 2, 2022

The Epiphany of the Lord

All nations are invited to sing the Lord's praises, for they have been called to hear the good news and worship the long awaited Messiah and King with the gift of their lives.

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December 26, 2021

The most holy family of jesus, mary, and Joseph

Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God as witnessed by the Holy Family.

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December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Advent

From Bethlehem shall come one who will rule Israel.  Born of Mary, the servant of the Lord, He will protect and save us, offering Himself once and for all in doing the Father's will.

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December 12, 2021

Third Sunday in Advent

Rejoice in the Lord always!  Great in our midst is the Holy One of Israel, a mighty savior.  It is He whom John foretold; it is He who will baptize in the Holy Spirit.

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December 5, 2021

Second Sunday in Advent

The Lord has done great things, leading His people out of slavery to the glorious splendor of Jerusalem.  Let us make ready the way of the Lord by abounding in love and in works of justice.

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november 28, 2021

First Sunday in Advent

In this graced Advent time, we prepare for Jesus' coming.

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november 21, 2021

Thirty-Fourth Sunday in ordinary time

To Jesus Christ be glory and power for ever and ever!  His are majesty and splendor, and His kingdom is everlasting, a kingdom of cosmic dimensions.

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november 14, 2021

Thirty-third Sunday in ordinary time

At the end, the Son of Man will return with great power and glory, placing His enemies under His feet.  Those whose names are in the Book shall live forever in light and joy.

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november 7, 2021

Thirty-SECOND Sunday in ordinary time

The Lord provides for Elijah's needs as the widow of Zarephath shares with him from her want.  Her generosity is mirrored in the widow in the temple who gives from her poverty and not from power, privilege, or excess.  In Jesus, God became poor for us, offering himself to take away our sins.

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october 31, 2021

Thirty-first Sunday in ordinary time

The two commandments, love of God and love of neighbor go hand in hand.  Through the priesthood of Jesus, we are brought into communion with the God who is love.

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october 24, 2021

Thirtieth Sunday in ordinary time

An "oracle of consolation" regarding the restoration of Isreal, finds its fulfillment in the person of Jesus, our merciful high priest.  His healing of the blind man witnesses to the inauguration of the kingdom.

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october 17, 2021

Twenty-NinTH Sunday in ordinary time

True greatness (holiness) is found in serving one another and by giving ourselves as did Jesus who suffered that we might be justified.  He is our compassionate high priest in whom we have placed our hope.

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october 10, 2021

Twenty-EIGhTH Sunday in ordinary time

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october 3, 2021

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in ordinary time

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September 26, 2021

Twenty-SIXth Sunday in ordinary time

Moses and Jesus both attest to the fact that the work of the Spirit cannot be confined by an institution, and that no one can claim a monopoly of the Spirit's charism, or wisdom.  Beware of growing rich while neglecting the rights and needs of others.

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September 19, 2021

Twenty-FIFth Sunday in ordinary time

Jesus speaks of His own rejection, torture and shameful death.  True discipleship, He says, is concerned not with status but with service to the poor, with justice and peace.

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September 12, 2021

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in ordinary time

Isaiah would suffer and call upon the Lord for help.  Jesus speaks of his own suffering and death and of the demands of discipleship.  What use is faith, to confess that Jesus is the Christ without works of love?

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September 5, 2021

Twenty-Third Sunday in ordinary time

The advent of the age of salvation is upon us: the deaf hear, the blind see, and those bowed down are raised up.  The kingdom is made manifest around the Eucharistic table, where rich and poor alike are invited to feast.

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August 29, 2021

Twenty-Second Sunday in ordinary time

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August 22, 2021

Twenty-First Sunday in ordinary time

Joshua confronts the trives of Israel: Will you desert your covenant with Yahweh?  The desertion of disciples is a prelude to the paschal mystery.  With Peter, however, let us profess our faith in the Lord, who gave himself up for us all.

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August 15, 2021

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Because she belonged to Christ, Mary, our queen, is raided on high, a great sign for all who believe in her Son.

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August 8, 2021

Nineteenth sunday in ordinary time

To strengthen him for the journey, God provides Elijah with cake and water, reminiscent of his ancestors.  Thus he experiences the goodness of the Lord.  Jesus, the bread of life, strengthens us for our journey, following His way of love.

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August 1, 2021

Eighteenth sunday in ordinary time

The Lord provides heavenly food for the Israelites to eat.  Jesus proclaims himself to be the very bread of life.  We lay aside our very way of life to be created in His image.

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July 25, 2021

Seventeenth sunday in ordinary time

The miracle performed by Elisha finds its perfect fulfillment in Jesus' feeding of the five thousand.  He opens His hands and satisfies our deepest needs.  In Him we form one body.

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July 18, 2021

Sixteenth sunday in ordinary time

Jesus, our shepherd, nourishes and strengthens us, guiding us in right paths.  He is the righteous shoot of David, the peace between Jews and Gentiles, between God and all humanity.

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July 11, 2021

Fifteenth sunday in ordinary time

The prophet hears what God proclaims and is called to speak in God's name.  The Twelve hear the message of Jesus and are sent forth to preach the good news.  in Him have we been chosen to be full of love.

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July 4, 2021

FOURteenth sunday in ordinary time

Jesus is met with misgivings and rejection by His own relations.  Like them, we often resists the prophetic word because of an obstinacy of heart, rooted in a self-pride which must give way to weakness and powerlessness.

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June 27, 2021

thirteenth sunday in ordinary time

Because of sin, sickness and death have entered the world, but are overcome through the resurrection of Jesus.  He hears the cry of those in need, healing the sick and raising the dead to life.  He made himself poor that we might become rich.

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June 20, 2021

twelfth sunday in ordinary time

In the midst of adversity, we need to trust in the saving presence of God who triumphs over the waters of the sea.  In the midst of distress, let us turn to the Lord with faith, to Him whom even the wind and the sea obey.  He died and rose for our sake that we might live and not perish.

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June 13, 2021

eleventh sunday in ordinary time

The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which springs up and becomes the largest of plants, like a tender shoot the cedar which will bear fruit and become a majestic cedar.  So shall the just one flourish, like a cedar.  As we walk by faith and not by sight may our lives bear fruit in abundance.

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June 6, 2021

most holy Body & Blood of jesus

Moses ratifies the covenant by offering a thanksgiving sacrifice and by sprinkling blood over the people. The new covenant, the law's oblation , is ratified in the blood of Christ, the unblemished offering poured out for us.

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May 30, 2021

most holy trinity sunday

The Lord God is one, there is no other.  We have been chosen as His own, and through the Spirit, are able to call God Abba.  Through baptism all nations are called to share in the life of the Son and acknowledge the triune God.

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May 23, 2021

pentecost sunday

All of us have been baptized into one and the same Spirit; let us live, then, by the Spirit!  That same Spirit, the Advocate, who "renews the face of the earth", was given as gift to the disciples to strengthen them to go forth in the name of the Lord, and to obtain forgiveness of sins.

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May 16, 2021

ascension of the lord

Jesus commissions His disciples to baptize in His name, reminding them that He is always present through His Spirit.  Having ascended to His Father amid cries of gladness, we are to be His witnesses for we have been gifted with His Spirit of wisdom and revelation.  Let us, therefore, live in a manner worthy of the call we have received.

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May 9, 2021

sixth sunday of easter

Let us love one another as Christ has loved us by offering himself for our sins.  His love is to be revealed to all the world, as Peter himself taught.

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May 2, 2021

     Fifth sunday OF easter      

Saul witnesses the risen Jesus and boldly proclaims His Lordship.  We proclaim our belief in Jesus by our love for one another.  He is the vine and we the branches.  Together let us praise His name in our assembly of worship.

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APRIL 25, 2021

     Fourth sunday OF easter      

Jesus is the "rejected by the builders which has become the cornerstone".  He is the good shepherd who laid down his life for us.  Through His paschal mystery we have become children of God.

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APRIL 18, 2021

     third sunday OF easter      

Peter proclaims the wonders of the Lord: the suffering Messiah is raised from the dead and has been glorified.  This Jesus is our intercessor, and our offering for sin, our peace.

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APRIL 11, 2021

     second sunday OF easter      (sunday of divine mercy)

Thomas believed because he saw the risen Jesus. Although we have never seen him, we believe that Jesus is the Christ, begotten by God. We give thanks to the Lord that he has formed us into a community of believers, united in the Spirit

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APRIL 04, 2021

EASTER sunday OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

On this day of days we offer a joyful sacrifice of praise to the Father who raised his Son from the dead. Let us be intent upon the life Christ offers us. Christ our Passover who has been sacrificed.

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March 28, 2021

palm sunday

Jesus, humbling himself out of love for us, did not shield his face from buffets and spitting, but offered his life on the cross. He relied on his Father's love.

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March 21, 2021

Fifth sunday Of lent

The grain of wheat must die to produce fruit. Such dying must be cultivated by obedience and by our covenant with God, rooted in love and forgiveness

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March 14, 2021

Fourth sunday Of lent

Samuel, chose by the Lord and endowed with power, is sent among the sons of Jesse to find and anoint a new king.  Jesus upturns traditional rabbinic understanding of blindness as a punishment for immorality.

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March 7, 2021

third sunday Of lent

The law liberates and leads us to freedom.  it is to be trusted for it is a source of wisdom.  Jesus speaks of the ultimate freedom to be won for us by His being raised up.  He is the sign of the power and wisdom of God.