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During this time of pandemic, today’s scriptures certainly are timely. Jesus tells us not to be afraid, to speak the truth with clarity and light. There is nothing to fear. God is intimately with us at every moment — God, who has counted every hair on our heads. To the point: Jesus tells the Twelve […]

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The first reading Jeremiah 20: 10-13 “The Prophet Jeremiah” (Michelangelo) Sistine Chapel Ceiling Jeremiah’s life (Circa after 650−570 BC), Jeremiah is a male name meaning “Yahweh will raise.”“ Jeremiah is called the “weeping prophet” because of the many tribulations he encountered. He also is the author of the Book of Lamentations. More detail is known […]

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Reopening update: Masses to resume the weekend of July 4 and 5

Good news! The return to church at Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish now is scheduled for the weekend of July 4 and 5. That’s a week earlier than we first announced. Masses will be at their usual times: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Keep in mind, however, there are a […]

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Call to worship Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. We, who eat and drink his body and blood, have a share in eternal life. Christ remains with us always even in this time of pandemic when we are unable to worship together and we are unable to receive Christ […]

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Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ The feast of Corpus Christi was proposed by St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church, and established in 1264 by Pope Urban IV as a solemnity extended to the entire Roman Catholic Church. The purpose of this proclamation was to create a feast focused solely on the […]

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We are called to make our home in God. On Trinity Sunday, we celebrate intimacy with God who tenderly loves us and who holds us close, grasping us tightly with overwheleming love given freely and abundantly by Father, Son and Spirit. To the point: God’s desire is that we share in divine life eternally. To […]

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The Trinity, also called “The Hospitality of Abraham,” is an icon created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century. It is his most famous work and the most famous of all Russian icons, and it is regarded as one of the highest achievements of Russian art. The Trinity depicts the three angels who […]

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Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost. The wonderful gift given to Mary and the Apostles after Jesus’ resurrection was the Spirit of Peace. God’s peace is also our gift — renewing our lives and bringing new energy to our world.During this time of pandemic and suffering, we pray for God’s Spirit of Peace […]

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“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you.” (John, 14) The great feast of Pentecost, […]

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JESUS’ SACRED HEART – GOD’S BURNING LOVE

The month of June is dedicated in the Catholic calendar to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose celebrated on the Friday of the third week after Pentecost (June 19, 2020) . The Sacred Heart image often depicted in art and sculpture as a wounded heart, sometimes encircled by a crown of thorns and radiating light […]