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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 »

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 »