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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 »

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/11/17

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Life in the Spirit the words of St. Paul what does “life in the Spirit” mean? We may think simply going to church, receiving Eucharist.

St. Paul says further we are not in the flesh we are in the spirit if the Spirit of ... Read More »

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 7/06/17

 THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

 Jesus gives us two teachings in this Gospel reading: one about carrying our cross the other about hospitality. With many family visits at this time of year carrying a cross and hospitality can be the same thing.

The hospitality Jesus describes is toward His ... Read More »

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/28/17

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 24-25, 2017 - Deacon Brian Lewis Today's gospel shows us the value of fear in our lives. Jesus tells us to fear no one and yet to fear the one who can destroy both body and soul.  The only one who can ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/13/17

SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY 

Today we celebrate the central mystery of our Faith God is a Trinity of Persons.The Jewish people believe in God - Muslims believe in God many ancient faiths believe in God.Only Christians believe that God is One in three Persons.

Probably the first thing ... Read More »

Pentecost 2017

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/05/17

SOLEMNITY OF PENTECOST ~ 2017

Pentecost is a great day in the life of the Church it celebrates Jesus’ gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church and to each of the baptized. The readings of Pentecost are full of new life because at Baptism we begin a new ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/31/17

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER  2017

Listen again to Jesus’ words,

Father, the hour has come.  Give glory to your Son,

so that your Son may glorify you….I have glorified you on earth

by accomplishing the work you gave me to do. 

Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the ... Read More »