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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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Beheading of John the Baptist

Gospel Mk 6:17-29 Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.John had said to Herod,"It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."Herodias harbored a...

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Our Lady of Fatima

I pray you are all having a wonderful Easter Season!  As I mentioned before in my Happy Easter, May is the month of Mary!  Today we celebrate Our Lady of Fatima, along with Sts. Imelda and Julia of Norwich. I love how the regular Gospel reading for Monday of the 4th...

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Happy Easter Season and Month of Mary!

We are now Joyfully in the Easter Season! Alleluia, Alleluia, He is Risen! The Month of May begins the month of Mary.  How does the month of Mary start...with St. Joseph! St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ!  Not much is said of St....

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Have a Blessed Triduum!

May you all have a very Blessed Triduum, leading up to the Easter Season! The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day...

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5th Sunday of Lent

Happy and Blessed 5th Sunday of Lent! While at the beginning Lent can look long, it seems to fly by!  We are already starting the 5th Sunday of Lent!  Next Sunday is Palm/Passion Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week! GOSPEL John 8:1-11 Jesus went to the Mount of...

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3rd week of Lent and the Annunciation!

Wow the 3rd week of Lent already! Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11 R. (8a and 9a) Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will. Sacrifice or oblation you wished not, but ears open to obedience you gave me. Holocausts or sin-offerings you sought not; then said I,...

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2nd Sunday of Lent

Happy 2nd Sunday of Lent and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Responsorial Psalm Ps 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14. R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid? R....

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