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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Now is the time to change our lives — to repent and to leave our complacency, to make a radical change to follow Christ in new ways, to show deep love for all of humanity and thereby find healing for our aching hearts. To the point: At the very beginning of his […]

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THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection By Sister Mary McGlone In the first reading, we get the cartoon-like story of Jonah warning the people of the once-largest city in the world that they have 40 days to repent or be destroyed. Then, we hear Paul tell the Corinthians to live as if time were running […]

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PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEK

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reflection By Sister Mary McGlone  “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” That’s the first question put to Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. It is really the core question of the Gospel. What are we to make of the fact that Mark puts that question in […]

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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: OUR GUIDE INTO LENT

Devoted and determined doctor of the church Thomas Aquinas (Tommaso d’Aquino, 1225-1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

Call to worship Today’s Scriptures tell us that when we hear and answer God’s call our lives are changed. We pray to be open to the new directions toward which God calls us — to exhibit moral leadership and to lead saintly lives, Even in these times of confusion and division. To the point: How […]

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CALL TO WORSHIP & CENTERING PRAYERS

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins — to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild […]