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Monday 12th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Monday 12th Week of the Year Matthew 7:1-5. Spending so much energy on condemning someone, can cause us to have less time or ability to look past their faults and see the person with their motives and feelings. I’m sure we all remember the gospel passage when the crowd was surrounding a woman […]

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Saturday 11th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Saturday 11th Week of the Year. Matthew 6:24-34. A couple of years ago a tornado wiped out part of the whole city near my sister’s home in Illinois. I was visiting there just a couple of days after it happened. We drove around block after block, looking at driveways leading to a foundation […]

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Monday 2nd Week of Lent

Today’ Mass Readings Monday 2nd Week of Lent Daniel 9: 4B-10; Luke 6:36-38 As we are going along this season of grace, we can easily be lulled into thinking that we are doing okay with our Lenten resolutions. If we look at those resolutions, hopefully, we can feel pretty good about ourselves. But Lent is […]

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Saturday 1st. Week of Ordinary Time

Today’ Mass Readings Saturday 1st. Week of Ordinary Time Mark 2:13-17 We all know that in a court of law, attorneys must produce evidence that shows that a defendant has committed a crime. The jury convicts the one charged as guilty.   In the times of Jesus, the whole society was the court of Law! […]

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Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time

Today’ Mass Readings Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 2:1-12 We go out of our way to help the handicap. It may seem strange to us that people in today’s Gospel would not let paralytic see Jesus.   In the Mediterranean mindset at that time, people would have nothing to do with the paralytic. […]

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Thursday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45

Today’ Mass Readings Thursday 1st Week of Ordinary Time Mark 1:40-45 The leper’s helplessness and total dependency on others broke his spirit, but it opened him to God. “If you wish, you can make me clean.” We may know someone who is enduring a long illness. The length and severity of their illness can condition […]

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