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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 »

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception December 8, 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 1/04/19

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACUALTE CONCEPTION - Fr. Patterson

Bernadette Soubirous was a 14-year-old French peasant girl who encountered visions of a woman named Mary on a hillside grotto.   Because of her low social standing – no one believed her – but the visions continued. Finally – the local priest ... Read More »

Solemnity of Christ the King - Deacon

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/26/18

SOLEMINTY OF CHRIST THE KING ~ Deacon Brian Lewis

On this last Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate the Solemnity Christ, the King of the Universe who comes to reveal the Truth of God's great love for all of us. Jesus' kingship was foretold in the Annunciation. The ... Read More »

Solemnity of Christ the King

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/26/18

SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING - Rev. Randall P. Patterson

The solemnity we are celebrating today may seem very outdated. Unless we live in a monarchy – we don’t do kings – we prize individualism – why would anyone kneel before a monarch – even the ones - we enjoy ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/19/18

32nd  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Rev. Randall P. Patterson 

It’s easy for us to see - how the 1st reading and the gospel - complement one another.

Prophets - like Elijah - remind us that being faithful to the law is more than rigid conformity – faith must ... Read More »

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 »