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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 6, 2014

Reading 1 zec 9:9-10
Thus says the LORD: Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, meek, and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass. He …

Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve

The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John …

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Moses said to the people:
“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,
has directed all your journeying in the desert,
so as to test you by affliction
and find out whether or not it was your intention
to keep his commandments.
He therefore let you …

Fifth Sunday of Easter: May 18, 2014

Reading 1 acts 6:1-7
As the number of disciples continued to grow, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us …

The Fifty Days of Easter

Liturgical Notes for Easter
From Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar:
The fifty days from the Sunday of the Resurrection to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated in joy and exultation as one feast day, indeed as one “great Sunday.” These are the days above all …

Veteran’s Day: A Time to Remember

November 11 is Veteran’s Day: The “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” was choisen for the armstice that ended the Great War (World War I) in 1918. Most European nations and Canada, observer the day as a “Me…

Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time: Nov 11, 2012

God has blessed us and given us so much, but what do we give back to God in return? The two widows who appear before us in today’s First Reading (1 Kings 17:10-16) and in the Gospel (Mark 12:38-44) were both poor and yet their …

Remembering Our Dear Departed with Prayers

NOVEMBER is the month when traditionally we remember our dear departed family and friends.
The Church also asks us to think during this month about death and the afterlife, and to cast a sober eye on our own mortality before we enter the festive mood o…

The Saving Power of Divine Mercy

Pope John Paul II said that Divine Mercy is THE message for the third millennium and God’s gift to our time. There is nothing that mankind needs more than Christ’s Divine Mercy.
To help us avail ourselves of that loving mercy, Fr. Brooks fo…

The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality

Have you ever felt disillusioned about your faith and filled with doubt? Matthew Kelly will take you on the adventure of a lifetime designed to help revitalize your spiritual life. Bold, practical, and inspiring, he will help you rediscover the true me…

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