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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/13/17

THE THIRTY SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

“Be prepared!” is the motto of the Boy Scouts and the theme of the parable about the ten bridesmaids. Being excluded from a wedding was a real tragedy for five of them. In those days there were no ... Read More »

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 11/03/17

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis 

Don't worship any God but the Lord.  Don't create or worship graven images. Don't take the Lord's name in vain.   Don't work on the Sabbath day to keep it holy.   Don't disrespect your mother and father.   Don't kill. ... Read More »

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 10/23/17

TWENTY NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall Patterson

You’d think Jesus were running for office. The Pharisees throw him a trick question. But notice first - they butter him up: “We know you’re a truthful man. You teach the way of God. You are not concerned with ... Read More »

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 »