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Category Archives: Feast Days

Written on Jan, 10, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on January 11th, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7 (or Acts 10:34-38 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11 or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7) Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 (or Ps 104:1-4, 24-25, 27-30) Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan – that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised Israel. This week, we’re shown how we …

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Written on Dec, 27, 2014 by in , | Comments Off on December 28th, Feast of the Holy Family

Sirach 3:2-6,12-14 Psalm 128:1-5 Colossians 3:12-21 Luke 2:41-52   Why did Jesus choose to become a baby born of a mother and father and to spend all but His last years living in an ordinary human family? In part, to reveal God’s plan to make all people live as one “holy family” in His Church (see 2 Corinthians 6:16-18). In …

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Written on Dec, 12, 2014 by in , | Comments Off on December 12, Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

On a cold winter morning in the rural countryside of Mexico, in the year 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared to a humble, faithful man. She asked only that, in her honor, a temple be built at the base of the hill. The bishop of the nearby church was skeptical when the man related his story and asked for a sign …

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Written on Dec, 08, 2014 by in , | Comments Off on December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX promulgated the infallible dogma of the Immaculate Conception. This ex cathedra statement made official the eternal sinlessness of Mary, showing that from the moment of the creation of her soul she was granted a unique grace from God to be excluded from the stain of original sin, enabling her to carry Jesus Christ …

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Written on Nov, 22, 2014 by in , | Comments Off on November 23, Feast of Christ the King

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-3, 5-6 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:31-46 The Church year ends this week with a vision of the end of time. The scene in the Gospel is stark and resounds with Old Testament echoes. The Son of Man is enthroned over all nations and peoples of every language (see Daniel 7:13-14). The nations have been …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2014 by in | Comments Off on October 4th – Happy Feast Day: 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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