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Category Archives: Solemnity

Written on May, 20, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on May 22nd, Holy Trinity Sunday

Reading 1 – Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalm – Psalm 8:4-9 Reading 2 – Romans 5:1-5 Gospel – John 16:12-15 Begotten Not Made | Word on Fire Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Nicene Creed articulates the mystery of the Trinity with the wonderful phrase “begotten not made,” meaning that the Son is not a creature… Click below to hear …

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Written on May, 10, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on May 8th, Solemnity: The Ascension of Jesus

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Acts 1:1-11 Psalm – Psalm 47:2-9 Reading 2 – Ephesians 1:17-23 Gospel – Luke 24:46-53 The Ascension of Jesus | Word on Fire Too often we read the Ascension as the moment when Jesus “went away,” when he left us on our own … Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-ascension-of-jesus/5151/

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Written on Mar, 19, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on March 20th, Palm Sunday

Mass Readings Procession with Palms – Luke 19:28-40 Reading 1 – Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm – Psalm 22:8-24 Reading 2 – Philippians 2:6-11 Gospel – Luke 22:14 – 23:56 The Master Has Need of You | Word on Fire In our Gospel reading for the Palm Sunday procession, Jesus sends his disciples into Jerusalem to prepare for his triumphal entry. They are told to untether a donkey and …

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Written on Jan, 01, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on January 1st, Solemnity: Mary, Mother of God

Mass Readings Numbers 6: 22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2: 16-21 Haste, Astonishment, and Treasuring | Word on Fire There are three words that jump out at me from our Gospel reading for today’s feast: Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/haste-astonishme . . .

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Written on Dec, 25, 2015 by in | Comments Off on Merry Christmas! Check the Photo Gallery~

For Catholics – Christmas isn’t just one day – it’s a Season!  Here is a prayer for you and yours – pray this each day to Epiphany – share it with your friends and family: Prayer for Christmas (Attributed to St. Bernard of Clairvaux) Let your goodness, Lord, appear to us, that we, made in your image, may conform ourselves …

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Written on Nov, 21, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on November 22nd, Solemnity: Christ the King

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Daniel 7:13-14 Psalm – Psalm 93:1-5 Reading 2 – Revelation 1:5-8 Gospel – John 18:33-37 What Does it Mean to Say that Christ is King? | Word on Fire The liturgical year ends with the feast of Christ the King. This day reminds us what the Christian thing is all about: that Jesus really is the king, the …

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Written on Apr, 04, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on April 4th, Easter Vigil

Acts 10:34, 37-43 Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9 The tomb was empty. In the early morning darkness of that first Easter, there was only confusion for Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. But as the daylight spread, they saw the dawning of a new creation. At first they didn’t understand the Scripture, today’s Gospel tells us. We …

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Written on Jan, 03, 2015 by in , | Comments Off on January 4, 2015 – Epiphany of the Lord

Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm – Psalm 72: 1-2, 7-8, 10-13 Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6 Matthew 2:1-12 An “epiphany” is an appearance. In today’s readings, with their rising stars, splendorous lights and mysteries revealed, the face of the child born on Christmas day appears. Herod, in today’s Gospel, asks the chief priests and scribes where the Messiah is to be born. The answer …

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Written on Dec, 31, 2014 by in | Comments Off on January 1st, Solemnity: Mary, Mother of God

The New Ark of the Covenant – that’s what Mary was and is now – for all of us. Listen, as Father Robert Barron not only reminds us of the great gift of our Blessed Mother, but links the Old Testament with the New and deepens our understanding of our boundless faith.   New Ark for a New Covenant

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Written on Nov, 01, 2014 by in | Comments Off on November 1st, All Saints Day 2014

Readings Rev. 7: 2-6, 9-14 1JN 3: 1-3 MT 5: 1-12A Happy All Saints Day! Today we commemorate and pray for the Communion of Saints. For Catholics, those Holy Souls who have gone before us are not somewhere faraway. They are not gone from us or out of our reach. They are in fact, as close as as our hearts …

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