September 5, 2021 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

We have a Gospel today that calls our attention – not just for the miracle, but the way Jesus accomplishes it. He heals a deaf man, but not by a simple word or touch. He takes the man apart from the crowd, places his finger in the ears, touches his...

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August 29, 2021 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you would be an Olympic gold medal athlete, an accomplished musician, or poet, or writer… or if you would be a renowned scientist, or at the top of your profession, or a successful businessman, you will be required to live a disciplined life. You will have to observe a...

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August 22, 2021 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

If you were reading readings for Mass last Thursday you would have read Matthew’s gospel  – chapter 22, verses 1-14. A king prepares a banquet of fine foods and sends his servants to call those who had been invited; but they are not interested. Some just walk away (one to...

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August 8, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench when one turns to the other and says: “Jim, I’m 83 years old now, and I’m just full of aches and pains. I know you are about my age. How do you feel?” Jim says, “I feel just...

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