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3rd Sunday of Easter 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/06/19

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Most of the time – we don’t get a second chance – when we make a mistake in life.

Yet - in today’s gospel – Jesus gave the apostles exactly that – the gift of a second chance.

Note - that the apostles were going ... Read More »

Holy Thursday 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/03/19

HOLY THURSDAY 2019 - Fr. Randall P Patterson

Over the past year – you have heard the words – “intentional disciples” – many times in homilies – bulletin blurbs – study groups and general conversations. Our recently revised our parish mission statement reflects the fruits of our efforts in ... Read More »

Palm Sunday 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/15/19

PALM SUNDAY

St. Luke describes three crowds of people in his Gospel and Passion. Their different responses to Jesus – have been repeated through the ages – and probably in our own lives.

There were Pilgrims – making their way to Jerusalem (the Holy City) - for the feast ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/08/19

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

It’s easy to relate to the readings today - we all have a past & a future. The message: let the past be the past – let the future be the future.

In the first reading – the Jewish people ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/02/19

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today, we just heard a very familiar parable; Jesus tells us the story of the prodigal son.   What is the story about for you?   Who do you identify with in it?    Most people would say it is about a ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent 2019

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/02/19

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

Catastrophes and tragedies are not limited to the days of Christ – we ourselves – are all too familiar – with hurricanes, floods, volcanoes, mass shootings and accidents of all kinds.

Jesus makes it clear that God does not cause ... Read More »

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 »