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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/02/18

FOURTH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME - Deacon Brian Lewis

Today Jesus begins His public ministry, traveling All around the region of Galilee and teaching, urging people to repent and believe in the gospel.   It wasn't at all unusual for a rabbi to travel from synagogue to synagogue teaching the faith ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Vici Armsby on 2/02/18

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

Can you imagine how Simon and Andrew, and then James and John must have felt when Jesus called them?

It was a very personal moment between themselves and Jesus. Jesus calls they leave their nets they follow him.  The ... Read More »

Christmas

Posted by Vici Armsby on 12/27/17

CHRISTMAS 2017 - Fr. Randall P. Patterson

Does it strike you that we gather each year at Christmas and sing the same songs?  Probably most of us love it we all know the music by heart and it brings back memories of many Christmases especially when we were young ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Advent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 12/27/17

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT - Deacon Brian Lewis

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

Not many people have a prayer dedicated in celebration of their lives. Mary has several. Mary is that important; all of creation waited for thousands of years for her. As we near the end of our Advent season, we recall the beginning of hers. She is soon to become a mother. She will become our ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted by Vici Armsby on 12/19/17

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT- Cycle B - Fr. Patterson

On this Gaudete Sunday to rejoice the truths of our faith can bring joy despite this frantic Advent season.

The first truth is that Christmas can be a time when we realize the most important things in our life are ... Read More »

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 »

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 »