March 15, 2020 Third Sunday of Lent

Today the curtains open on a well, a particularly good well, full of cool, clear, drinkable water – Jacob’s well. At the well Jesus. Tired by the journey he sits straight down by the well. It was about noon. A Samaritan woman comes to the well. She has come to...

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March 8, 2020 Second Sunday of Lent

Today’s First Reading from the Book of Genesis involved the Divine calling of Abraham to become the spiritual father of the people of God. The appearance of Abraham in history marked a new era. God intervened in the course of history, reshaping its future to embrace His Divine Plan of...

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March 1, 2020 First Sunday of Lent

At the beginning of Lent we are summoned to take a serious look at how we conduct our lives.  Are we committing the “original sin” of pushing God aside or out of our lives completely?  Is He a low priority in our lives and therefore no priority at all?  Lent...

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February 23, 2020 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Paul in our second reading today uses a wonderful image to show us that God is building us up into a worthy dwelling place for him to live in us. But he says that we are not being formed into any old home for God,…… “We are invited to...

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February 16, 2020 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When a pre-schooler touches something hot, he learns that it burns. If he climbs on a chair or up the stairs, he learns that he can fall down. Most children do fall and bump their little head. In child development, the child progressively learns by natural instinct how to use...

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February 9, 2020 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the Gospels of previous Sundays we have been following the story of Jesus’ early career.  He went to be baptized.  Then, when he heard that John the Baptist had been murdered, he moved from Galilee to Capernaum.  Here He chose his apostles.  And last Sunday we reminisced about his...

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February 2, 2020 The Presentation of the Lord

Forty days after Christmas, we celebrate the Lord who enters the Temple and comes to encounter his people. In the Christian East, this feast is called the “Feast of Encounter”: it is the encounter between God, who became a child to bring newness to our world, and an expectant humanity,...

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January 26, 2020 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

In our Gospel reading today we hear about the call of the very first disciples right at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry—first Simon Peter and Andrew then James and John. You might think that these very first disciples were a bit simple. While they are busy working at their everyday...

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