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Monday after Epiphany

Today’s Mass Readings by Fr.  Rick Pilger, I.C. Pastor Monday after Epiphany Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 Capernaum, a cutthroat town, was Jesus’ choice to make his home. So after His baptism and John’s beheading, Jesus is looking to settle down. He’s looking for a home. But we know it’s not the kind of home with four […]

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Epiphany A 2020 

Today’s Mass Readings Epiphany A 2020  Matthew 2:1-12  For centuries the People of God of the Old Testament had a disdain towards other nations and people.  They couldn’t talk to them, eat with them or acknowledge them in any way.  Reason: They didn’t want to pollute their faith or their people.    This exclusive behavior had been going on for centuries.  Then comes […]

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January 2 John 1:19-28

Today’ Mass Readings January 2. John 1:19-28. We find our true identity, who we are in Christ Jesus, through serving Jesus in all whom we meet. If someone walks up to us and says, “What is your name? We respond by giving them our name. Not John the Baptist. He didn’t say, I am John, […]

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Mary the Mother of God January 1

Today’ Mass Readings Mary the Mother of God January 1 Luke 2:16-21. Some of the best things that God gives us and does for us takes pondering, takes wondering, takes treasuring all these things in our hearts. When we do something that’s routine, like washing dishes, we usually are thinking about something else, maybe even […]

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December 31 Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas

Today’s Mass Readings December 31 John 1:1-18. As the year draws to a close, where does the Lord want to make a fresh start in our lives? Here we are – the last day of the year the 31st. of December and how appropriate that Mother Church chooses the opening Gospel of St. John with […]

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FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH A change in plans Dreamers can’t explain themselves. People ask: “How could you? Why did you?” And dreamers shrug and smile. They make the sacrifice, they take the risk, they think differently, they become someone unimaginable. Ask any artist or composer, star athlete or entrepreneur, […]

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