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Category Archives: Feast Days

Written on Jul, 23, 2016 by in | Comments Off on July 22 – Feast Day of St. Mary of Magdelene

Will the Real Saint Mary Magdalene Please Stand Up? | Word on FireThe Church commemorates the witness of Saint Mary Magdalene today. She has become a controversial figure, re-structured by some as an avatar of feminist aspirations and then rebranded in the fiction of popular culture as the subject of conspiracy theories that are intended to reveal how dastardly forces …

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Written on May, 17, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on May 15th, Pentacost

Reading 1 – Acts 2:1-11 Psalm – Psalm 104:1-34 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 Gospel – John 20:19-23 The Holy Spirit and Mission | Word on Fire Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, one of the truly great moments in the life of the Church. The Holy Spirit comes to give… Click below to hear the entire homily. http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-holy-spirit- . . .

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Written on Jan, 09, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on January 10th, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Mass Readings: Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11 Titus 2: 11-14, 3: 4-7 Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22 Vitae Spiritualis Ianua | Word on Fire The first Sacrament one can receive in the Church, Baptism, defines our relationship with Christ. In it, we are reborn as part of his mystical body, and are gifted the grace of God’s love. Baptism lays … Click …

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Written on Jan, 02, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 3rd, Feast of the Epiphany

Mass Readings Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3: 2-3A, 5-6 Matthew 2: 1-12 Herod and the Magi | Word on Fire Herod sees all from the confines of his ego, trying to make the world conform to his plans. The Magi look outside of themselves, looking for an order that they will conform to. By focusing their attention away from themselves, they …

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Written on Dec, 26, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on December 27th, Feast of the Holy Family

Hannah, Her Son, and the Holy Family | Word on Fire Lots of people today will tell you what makes a family well-adjusted, functional, and peaceful. But in today’s readings for the Feast of the Holy Family, which center on two exemplary women, Hannah and Mary,…Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/hannah-her-son-a . . .     Mass Readings Reading 1 – …

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Written on Dec, 11, 2015 by in | Comments Off on December 12th, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Challenge of Our Lady of Guadalupe | Word on Fire Within ten years of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe, nine million Mexican people converted to Christ . . . How wonderful that Our Lady of Guadalupe appears as a pregnant woman clothed in the sun! In the book of Revelation, Mary… Que maravilloso que Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe se …

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Written on Nov, 01, 2015 by in | Comments Off on All Soul’s Day Mass

All Soul’s Day Mass at Good Shepherd is scheduled for Monday, November 2nd at  7:00pm. All Souls’ Day and the Mystery of Immortality | Word on Fire Near death experiences, the loss of a loved one, other other out-of-body occurrences point toward the truth that we are meant to be born out of this world into a higher one, even …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2015 by in | Comments Off on October 4th, 2015: Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

To all  our Franciscan brothers and sisters – Happy Feast Day! Your patron, St. Francis of Assisi is known and loved all over the world, by Catholics and non-Catholics alike! St. Francis was known for many things.  His love of all Gods’ creations has been portrayed in art, literature and music. Francis himself wrote poetry and songs that praised God …

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Written on Oct, 03, 2015 by in | Comments Off on October 3rd – Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi

Transitus – What is it? Fr. Jim Kent, OFM Conv. Transitus is the annual celebration by Franciscans throughout the world of the passing of St. Francis from this life to life with God.  It is celebrated the night of October 3, the eve of his feast day.  The word “transitus”  comes from the Latin, meaning passage or crossing. There is …

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Written on Apr, 24, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on April 26th, Fourth Week of Easter: Feast of The Good Shepherd

Reading 1 – Acts 4:8-12 Psalm – Psalm 118: 1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28-29 Reading 2 – 1 John 3:1-2 Gospel – John 10:11-18 Why does Jesus call himself, The Good Shepherd?  Listen to the podcast here: Word On Fire Jesus sums up a long Biblical tradition when he says “I am the good shepherd.” The prophets and the psalmist had yearned for …

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