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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship As Jesus fed the crowds, he reminded us that we are called to satisfy the many hungers of our world, to offer all we have with love and generosity and not expecting any miracles for ourselves. To the point: What answer did Philip need to give Jesus to pass the test? When […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: The miracle of sharing By SISTER CAROL J. DEMPSEY I remember growing up in a family in the mid-1950s into the mid-1970s, and not until the mid-1980s did my parents have an empty nest after my sister and brother left home to marry. Our family was a one-income household, […]

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection “Manna?” By SISTER MARY McGLONE Manna sounds like a pretty nice treat, doesn’t it? Some parts of scripture make it appear like a near relative to milk and honey. Surprisingly, it got its name because when the Israelites first discovered it on the desert floor they said something like, […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time and the annual Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of our parish family. In today’s Gospel, Jesus leaves his quiet resting place, moved by his concern for those who need his teaching and care. Today’s liturgy encourages us all to […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: Shepherds the world needs By Sister Mary McGlone “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock!” This is a favorite theme of prophets, parishioners who are not happy with their pastors, and folks who want to bash the hierarchy or critique politicians who foment divisive-ness. But pay […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection: The miracle of sharing By Sister Carol J. Dempsey I remember growing up in a family in the mid-1950s into the mid-1970s, and not until the mid-1980s did my parents have an empty nest after my sister and brother left home to marry. Our family was a one-income household, […]