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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/16/17

TWENTY EIGHTH SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

In today’s Gospel Jesus gives us another parable. Keep in mind what we said last week parables are meant to challenge us and if they don’t we have missed the meaning of it.

The parable is about a ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/10/17

                                    TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

This parable of the vineyard is two pronged. Looking back it sums up the story of redemption.

The leaders of Israel were given care of the vineyard but they didn’t produce what God wanted.

They rejected the Son ... Read More »

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/10/17

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

Jesus’ parable in today’s gospel is one that we can all understand especially parents.

One says yes but never goes. One says no but then goes and does the work.

It’s the difference between words and actions. We all ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 9/20/17

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

Last week the Gospel was about correction something we love to do - but don’t care to receive.

Today’s Gospel is about something we love to receive but find very difficult to do and that is forgiveness. 

First we should forgive. ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 9/07/17

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

Last week – Peter confessed his faith in Jesus as the Messiah.

This week – Peter takes Jesus aside and tries to tell him what to do.

Last week – Jesus called Peter the “rock.”

This week – Jesus calls ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 9/07/17

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Brian Lewis

Probably the most surprised person in today's gospel is Peter.   Jesus told him, “You are a Rock and upon this Rock, I will build my church and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it. “   Remember when ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/17/17

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

It seems a little harsh that Jesus would call Peter out as “you of little faith” after all the other disciples did nothing more than hang on for dear life as they are tossed about by the storm.

Matthew intends this to be a ... Read More »

17 Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/01/17

17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Thousands of years ago, a boy goes to bed with the weight of the world upon his slender shoulders.   He was so far removed in the line of succession that he, and none of his tutors, ever thought that he would be called to ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/25/17

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The gospel parable that Jesus tells would be very familiar to the people of Palestine. When wheat was planted and started to grow weeds would sprout too and as they started to grow it was hard to distinguish them from one another. By the ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/18/17

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

We hear a lot today about caring for planet earth. Environmentalists and scientists remind us again and again of our responsibilities in this regard and how urgent it is for us to act NOW.

Pope Francis’ encyclical, On Care For Our Common Home, reflects ... Read More »