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Feast of the Holy Family

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph! It is celebrated on the Sunday after Christmas, unless Christmas is on a Sunday, then it is on December 30. Reading 1SIR 3:2-6, 12-14 God sets a father in honor over his children;a mother's...

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A very Merry Christmas!

I pray all of you have a very Merry Christmas Season! Christmas starts today and ends Liturgically Jan. 13, the Baptism of the Lord. At The Family of the Good Shepherd home we end with Epiphany! This is the day the Wise men came to worship the child Jesus. We do give...

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4th Sunday of Advent

Today is the 4th Sunday of Advent! On Tuesday is Christmas Eve! Reading 1IS 7:10-14 The LORD spoke to Ahaz, saying:Ask for a sign from the LORD, your God;let it be deep as the netherworld, or high as the sky!But Ahaz answered,"I will not ask!  I will not tempt the...

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2nd Sunday of Advent

Today's1 st Reading and Gospel are: Reading 1IS 11:1-10 On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,and from his roots a bud shall blossom.The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,a spirit of counsel and of...

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1st Sunday of Advent

Today is the 1st Sunday of Advent. A time to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. In The Family of the Good Shepherd home we use the Jesse Tree as well as the Advent Wreath to help us count the time of preparing for the birthday of Jesus! Remember Christmas...

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Working with Adoptive Families

Since I was called to start The Family of the Good Shepherd, I have worked with Adoptive Families as well as Foster Children. While the ministry will continue to serve Foster children, I feel in prayer that the ministry needs to step up our service to adoptive...

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Happy All Saints and All Souls Day!

Gospel Mt 5:1-12a When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.Blessed are they who mourn,for they will be...

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Happy Labor Day

In the United States we celebrate Labor Day. The day we remember work is a blessing in many ways! In working we do something constructive from people who work for garbage collection, restaurants, park rangers, office workers, teachers, medical professionals and many,...

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