Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 2/19/21

Jb 7:1-4, 6-7 | Ps 147 | 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23 | Mk 1:29-39

There is probably no other reading at Mass that is as honest and relatable as today’s first reading from the Book of Job. “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery?” If I needed a ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr Terry Grachanin on 2/19/21

Dt 18:15-20 | Ps 95 | 1 Cor 7:32-35 | Mk 1:21-28

There is no doubt that Jesus made a profound impression on everyone he met. No one who came in contact with him was ever the same afterward. Throughout the gospels, we hear that people marveled at his ... Read More »

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time [Sunday of the Word of God]

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/25/21

Jon 3:1-5, 10 | Ps 25 | 1 Cor 7:29-31 | Mk 1:14-20

Repent! The kingdom of heaven is at hand! Time is running out!

These are the messages in today’s liturgy. How often do we, as sinners, put off going to confession, thinking we have time on our ... Read More »

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

17 January 2021 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 | Ps 40 | 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 | Jn 1:35-42

Our job in this lifetime is to attune our ears and our spirit to God’s voice and carry out his will with the time we are given. Above all, we must ... Read More »

The Baptism of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

10 January 2021 Is 55:1-11 | Ps 29 | Acts 10:34-38 | Mk 1:7-11

Throughout the Christmas season, we have been reflecting on the child Jesus. We have been meditating on his earthly family: Mary, who gave birth to him with such faith and love, and Joseph, who accepted ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

3 January 2021 Is 60:1-6 | Ps 72 | Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6 | Mt 2:1-12

In most nativity scenes (especially older ones) the wise men are depicted as three kings: one European, one African, and one Asian. They are often, too, depicted as: one older, another middle-aged, and the ... Read More »

The Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

27 December 2020 Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 | Ps 128 | Col 3:12-17 | Lk 2:22-40

Today’s feasts is one of those that originated from the ground up, and it was a popular devotion long before it was a part of the official church calendar.

It wasn’t until 1921, that ... Read More »

The Nativity of the Lord

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

25 December 2020 Mt 1:18-25 | Lk 2:15-20 | Jn 1:1-18

This has been a difficult and stressful year for so many of us. It has been particularly painful because the pandemic has kept us away from our loved ones. So many of us have not been able to ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

20 December 2020 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16 | Ps 89| Rom 16:25-27 | Lk 1:26-38

In just five short days, we will be celebrating the birthday of our Savior. The story of his birth begins in the Gospel of Saint Luke with this phrase: “The angel Gabriel ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent (Guadete Sunday)

Posted by Brian Myers on 1/23/21

13 December 2020 Is 61:1-2a, 10-11 | Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54 | 1 Thes 5:16-24 | Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

On this Third Sunday of Advent, as Christmas Day draws closer, the Church around the world focuses on joy.

Joy is a hallmark of the Christian life. Saint Paul calls ... Read More »


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