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2nd Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 3/19/19

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - Fr. Randall P Patterson

The Second Sunday of Lent celebrates the epiphanies of God –epiphanies reveal God’s presence.

God led Abram to marvel at the stars of night – God was present - building faith and trust in him. Jesus invited the disciples to ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 3/19/19

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Temptation is part of the human condition – as we know it. In Jesus - God assumed our human condition – therefore - he was tempted in every way that we are.

Temptations are all around us - and come ... Read More »

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 3/07/19

EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Whenever we go for a medical checkup – one of the things a physician will do - is examine the tongue - “Say ‘ah!” Looking at the tongue - can tell the doctor a great deal. Today’s readings from ... Read More »

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/25/19

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The words of Jesus in today’s gospel seem to come from another world – almost the exact opposite – from the world we know – from the way we tend to live. To say that we should love our ... Read More »

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Lewis

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/25/19

7thSUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

In the Lord's prayer, we ask God to forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  Today, Jesus tells us what that means “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/29/19

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Today, we begin the Gospel of Luke the Evangelist.    We don't have to guess why Luke decided to chronicle the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; he tells us right at the beginning.    He tells us that the writings of others have inspired ... Read More »

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/25/19

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

St. John tells us that changing water into wine at Cana – was the beginning of many signs – that would reveal Jesus as the Son of God

This sign is a striking one - filled with symbolism. Cana ... Read More »

Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/14/19

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

The Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas Season. It’s a significant moment for Jesus – as he begins his public ministry. It’s a significant moment for us who have been baptized. Why – how so?

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Feast of the Epiphany

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/07/19

EPIPHANY - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Epiphany - one of the oldest feasts of the Christian calendar - celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the world. It’s the high point of the Christmas season. The Magi follow the star searching for the newborn king and when they find him ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/07/19

                  THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

As Christmas approaches – the liturgy for this 4th Sunday of Advent – invites to reflect - on the feast we are about to celebrate – in order to appreciate better the gift that is given to us.

Jesus was born not ... Read More »