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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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Saturday 2nd Week  of Advent

Today’s Mass Readings Saturday 2nd Week  of Advent Matthew 17:10-13 Our pain is our cry for mercy. All the prophets before John the Baptist spoke of a future event, the time when the Messiah would come. John is the greatest of all the prophets because he alone was given the grace to point out the […]

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Thursday 2nd Week of Advent

Thursday 2nd Week of Advent Matthew 11:11-15 How Jesus ministers to our weakness and sinfulness without being condescending. When I think how great John the Baptist is in proclaiming the coming of God’s kingdom in Jesus, I ponder on the truth that the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. St. John […]

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Thursday 25th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Thursday 25th Week of the Year Luke 9:7-9. A person’s conscience was the “closest and possible, sensible and experiential contact a human being can have with the voice of God. Sports have referees and umpires. Courts of law have judges. When presented with the facts of a case, they make unbiased decisions. […]

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Wednesday 24th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Wednesday 24th Week of the Year Luke 7:31-35 Satan and his followers cannot say to God and others they hurt, “I am sorry.” Every four years we are bombarded with presidential campaigns. Conservatives and liberal candidates spend millions of dollars to get votes. They travel and make commercials, some stating their policies, but most […]

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21st Sunday Of the Year A

Today’s Mass Readings 21st Sunday Of the Year A Matthew 16:13-20. I doubt that anybody here liked walking into a classroom and hearing the teacher say, “Okay, put your books away. You have a pop quiz.” That may have been what the disciples felt when Jesus asked them, “Who do people say that I am?  […]

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Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist

Today’s Readings Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist June 24, 2016 Luke 1:57-66; 80. St. John the Baptist role is to prepare us to receive God’s graciousness, God’s favor. “His name is John.” In Hebrew the name John means “the Lord is gracious” or “the Lord shows favor.” God was certainly gracious to […]

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