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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/05/18

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

It was in 7th grade – by now ancient history – that I learned -  the importance of showing my work. It was a math class - and although I had worked out the right answer - I did ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/30/18

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon Brian Lewis

Poor, blind Bartimaeus encounters Jesus on the road leaving Jericho in today's gospel. The whole story takes only a few minutes but it shows us essential elements of discipleship; to see with the eyes of faith and to follow Jesus. ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/25/18

 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

I can only imagine - just how - indignant the other ten disciples were when James and John asked Jesus their question – “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at ... Read More »

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/15/18

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Jesus challenges all of us in today’s gospel. A man comes running up to him with a question. The gospel doesn’t say where or when this happened - it doesn’t even give us the man’s name - it could ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/09/18

27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The Scriptures today remind us that marriage is permanent and indissoluble – inspiring for some – painful for others. One of my favorite statements about marriage is: the shortest sentence in the English language is “I am, the longest ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/05/18

19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We are still reading from Chapter 6 of St. John’s gospel – the great teaching on the Eucharist – the heart of our Catholic faith. Recall that this teaching happened because of the miracle of the loaves and the ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/07/18

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  - Fr. Randall Patterson

Last Sunday we broke from St. Mark’s Gospel to read Chap 6 of St. John’s Gospel. This break will continue today and for the next 3 Sundays. Chapter 6 contains Jesus’ momentous teaching about himself as the Bread of Life. ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 8/01/18

17TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

            If you turn on your TV and watch for more than thirty minutes, you will be told multiple times that you don’t have enough.     You need more.     You will be happy if you have the ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/23/18

16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

In today’s gospel – the disciples had just returned from their first mission - they were excited about all they had accomplished. Jesus is anxious to hear them and share their joy – so he invites them to hop ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/02/18

          13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 2018 - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The first reading the Book of Wisdom – describes the world as it came fresh - from the hand of God our Creator. It says, God did not make death, he fashioned all things that they ... Read More »