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Written on Apr, 03, 2016 by in | Comments Off on April 3rd, Second Week of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Acts 5:12-16 Psalm – Psalm 118:2-24 Reading 2 – Revelation 1:9-19 Gospel – John 20:19-31 Peter, John, and Thomas | Word on Fire Our wonderful readings for the second Sunday of Easter speak to us of three apostle, who were three pillars . . .Click below to hear the entire homily! http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/peter-john-and-thomas/5117/

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Written on Mar, 28, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on Rest in Peace and Joy, Mother Angelica 1923 – 2016

The number of people in The World, who were touched, aided, led to salvation, cared for and loved by this woman of God are, like the stars, too many to count. I know I was one of them~   Dear Mother, We pray you rest in the peace and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ, forever and ever. Amen Click …

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Written on Mar, 28, 2016 by in , | Comments Off on He Is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Reading 1 – Acts 10:34-43 Psalm – Psalm 118:1-23 Reading 2 – Collosians 3:1-4 Gospel – John 20:1-9   Three Easter Lessons | Word on Fire The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation of the entire Christian faith. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, we should all go home and forget about it. As St. Paul himself puts it: “If Jesus is not …

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Written on Mar, 22, 2016 by in | Comments Off on Welcoming Guests to Our Church this Easter

  On March 27, we anticipate having our highest Sunday church attendance of the year, and many of our guests that day will not be regular church attendees. It is likely that many will not yet have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so the opportunity to share the gospel that day is significant. You can especially help us prepare …

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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 Mar, 13, 2016 by in | Comments Off on March 13th Fifth Week of Lent

Misery and Mercy | Word on Fire n this week’s Gospel, we hear the story of the woman caught in adultery, a tale that has beguiled Christians and non-Christians for two millennia. The story displays our constant temptation to use knowledge of God’s law to hurt others, not to liberate them. We gossip, we scapegoat, we blame—and we convince ourselves that …

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Written on Mar, 04, 2016 by in | Comments Off on March 6th, Fourth Week of Lent

The Prodigal Son Returns | Word on Fire Today we hear the greatest of Jesus’ parable, indeed what many people call the greatest story ever told: the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Even after hearing it 1,000 times, it continues to beguile us and draw us in. What’s the main spiritual lesson? We’re meant to receive the divine life as …

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Written on Feb, 20, 2016 by in | Comments Off on February 21st, Second Week of Lent

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Genesis 15:5-18 Psalm – Psalm 27:1-14 Reading 2 – Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Gospel – Luke 9:28-36 The Glorified Body | Word on Fire The readings for this second Sunday of Lent awaken a sense of wonder, of a world beyond ours, a mystical consciousness. In the first reading with Abraham and in the Gospel account of the Transfiguration, we encounter mountains, darkness, voices, …

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Written on Feb, 01, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 31st, Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

MASS READINGS Reading 1 – Jeremiah 1:4-19 Psalm – Psalm 71:1-17 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13 Gospel – Luke 4:21-30 The Primacy of Love | Word on Fire This week we hear from St. Paul’s brilliant meditation on Love. Everything in religion and theology revolves around Love. It is at the heart of everything. Nothing matters without… Click below to hear the entire …

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Written on Jan, 23, 2016 by in | Comments Off on January 24th, Third Week in Ordinary Time

Mass Readings Reading 1 – Nehemiah 8:2-10 Psalm – Psalm 19:8-15 Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Gospel – Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Wall and Bridges | Word on Fire This week’s reading from the book of Nehemiah provides a reflection on the importance of keeping firm our religious identity and finding strength in our religious identity so we can… Click below to hear the entire homily! …

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