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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 30 – Sunday Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Reading: LK 9:51-62     Reflection Are you surprised to see two of Jesus' disciples praying for the destruction of a Samaritan village? The Jews and Samaritans had been divided for centuries. Jewish pilgrims who passed through Samaritan territory were often treated badly and even […]

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Mass during the Day

June 29 – Saturday Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles – Mass during the Day         Gospel Reading: MT 16:13-19   Reflection Today in many churches of the East and West the Apostles Peter and Paul are commemorated. Both were martyred in Rome in the first century. They tirelessly worked for […]

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Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 28 – Friday Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Gospel Reading: LK 15:3-7   Reflection Jesus' heart of love and compassion is most clearly revealed in the way he sought out sinners and outcasts of society. No one was excluded from his gracious presence unless they chose to stay away out of jealousy […]

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Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

June 27 – Thursday Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Gospel Reading: MT 7:21-29   Reflection If you could foresee a threat to your life and the lose of your home and goods, wouldn't you take the necessary precautions to avoid such a disaster? Jesus' story of being swept away by flood waters […]

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Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

June 26 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel Reading: MT 7:15-20   Reflection What do grapes, thorns, figs, and thistles have to teach us about the kingdom of God? The imagery used by Jesus would have been very familiar to his audience. A certain thorn bush had berries which […]

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Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

June 25 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel Reading: MT 7:6, 12-14   Reflection What can pearls and narrow gates teach us about God's truth and holiness? In the ancient world pearls were of very great value and were even considered priceless. They were worn as prized jewels to […]

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

June 24 – Monday Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Gospel Reading: LK 1:57-66, 80   Reflection Birthdays are a special time to remember and give thanks for the blessings that have come our way. Are you grateful for the ways that God has worked in your life, even from your birth? […]

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Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the BaptistGospel

June 24 – Monday Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the BaptistGospel Reading: LK 1:57-66, 80   Reflection Birthdays are a special time to remember and give thanks for the blessings that have come our way. Are you grateful for the ways that God has worked in your life, even from your birth? In […]

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 23 – Sunday The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Gospel Reading: LK 9:11B-17   Reflection Jesus' feeding of the five thousand is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels. What is the significance of this miracle? The miraculous feeding of such a great multitude pointed to God's provision […]

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Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

June 22 – Saturday Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time Gospel Reading: MT 6:24-34   Reflection What does the expression "serving two masters" and "being anxious" have in common? They both have the same root problem – being divided within oneself. The root word for "anxiety" literally means "being of two minds." An […]

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