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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Call to worship Today, Jesus reminds us that the rich and powerful are not blessed or holy. Instead, those who are lowly, humble and just are blessed in God’s eyes. To the point: What identifies God’s chosen “remnant” is not wealth, possessions, or power over others but lowliness, humility, justice, […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: Hope for the disenfranchised By SISTER CAROL J. DEMPSEY This fifth Sunday in January marks the last days of the first month of the new year. With every new year comes new possibilities, new opportunities, new dreams and new hopes and desires for a more equitable and just world […]

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PREPARNG FOR NEXT WEEK

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: Treat strangers as you would your loved ones By SISTER MARY McGLONE At some point around middle adulthood, many people begin to feel the itch of new/old questions about life. A man may realize that having been a star at football or chemistry has lost its luster. A middle-aged […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Call to worship Pope Francis has asked the entire world to celebrate the power of God’s Word on this Third Sunday of Ordinary Time. The old prophesy ended with the death of John the Baptist. Jesus brought a new reality to the world. He brought us from darkness into light, […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: Experiencing a change of heart By SISTER MARY McGLONE “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light!” I bet you thought the Christmas season was over. According to some, it ended on Jan. 6. Others opt for a 40-day Christmas season, lasting until Feb. 2, the […]