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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 »

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/18/18

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - June 17, 2018 - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

St. Ignatius encourages us to use our imagination when we read or hear the Scriptures.

Most of us are not farmers but many of you are parents. So The reign of God can be likened ... Read More »

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/11/18

TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We are now in Ordinary Time. This year most of the Gospel readings are taken from Mark’s Gospel. Mark portrays Jesus as always moving – inviting his disciples and us to follow.

Today we are reminded that evil/darkness are ... Read More »

SOLEMINITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF JESUS

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/04/18

SOLEMINITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF JESUS - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The first reading on this solemnity tells us how Moses conducted the covenant ritual at Mt. Sinai.  He first relates all the ordinances of the Law.  The Israelite people promise to do everything that the Lord told them.  The ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday May 27, 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 6/04/18

TRINITY SUNDAY ~ 2018

Does anyone else ever watch the “Jeopardy” game show?   I always get drawn in to watching the whole show when I run into it because sometimes I know an answer.   And that's fun.   On Jeopardy, an answer is a question.

Today, we have a conundrum.   ... Read More »

6th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/09/18

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall Patterson

Over the past several months our pastoral council has been exploring what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus refers to his followers as disciples. Author, Sherry Waddell, refers to “intentional” disciples in her writings. Jesus’ disciples obviously are ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/01/18

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ 2018 - Deacon Brian Lewis

What is discipleship?

Our second reading gives us a blueprint for life as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Our goal in life is simply stated and difficult to live. We must believe in Jesus with all our heart and ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 5/01/18

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall Patterson

In the early Church – before Jesus was depicted as suffering and dying on the cross – he was depicted as the Good Shepherd.  The cross seems to have been too painful/too inappropriate to be an effective way to portray Jesus.

Jesus says – I ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/16/18

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

We have another appearance of the risen Christ. This time – Jesus makes clear what will be part of every genuine Christian community: his peace – his presence - and his purpose.

He appears to the Apostles – and his ... Read More »

Good Friday 2018

Posted by Vici Armsby on 4/03/18

GOOD FRIDAY - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

The cross has a prominent place in the liturgy of Good Friday. The cross is - perhaps - the central devotion of Christian spirituality. If we could point to any one symbol – that captures everything Jesus said and did – it ... Read More »