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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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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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Saturday 28th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings Saturday 28th Week of the Year Luke 12:8-12 Just what is the sin of the Holy Spirit that can never be forgiven? Blaspheming against the Holy Spirit is a sin which Jesus says could never be forgiven. Sins against the Son of Man, Jesus, can be forgiven, because of our knowledge of […]

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Wednesday 18th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Wednesday 18th Week of the Year Matthew 15:21-28. We learn from the Canaanite woman in the gospel that however many strikes are against us, Jesus will show us mercy. Things are not always as they appear. At first look, Jesus does not seem at all interested in this woman who seeks a healing […]

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Tuesday 17th Week of the Year

Today’s Readings Tuesday 17th Week of the Year Matthew 13:36-40 Why presume God’s mercy when we can claim it so easily? Presumptions can be very dangerous. A presumption is a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable. It is not based on evidence.   Someone may assume, “A policeman has never caught me speeding, […]

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