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Sunday Reflection

What is baptism? Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ and unites Christ with his people. When we become baptized we make a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. We let go of our old ways of seeing others … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Reflections on Epiphany Sunday:  Today in our parish we celebrate an episode which is recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew — the epiphany or “manifestation” of Christ to “wise men from the East.” They were supposed to have special … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

“Jesus Is Named” Luke 2:15-21 According to Saint Luke, Jesus was circumcised on the eighth day after his birth, as the Law of Moses required. This is an event of tremendous religious importance for Jews. Circumcision entitles the newborn male … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Sunday Reflection: We begin with the genesis of Jesus in this gospel. We read this scene as an Advent text, but Matthew tells us here that it is Jesus’ birth narrative. It ends up working, because Matthew isn’t focused on … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

7 Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. James 5 As a child, I used to strategically unwrap my Christmas presents that were placed under the tree well before Christmas. I would carefully maneuver the tape off the edges … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection and Events

In the wilderness, where the wanderers and outcasts dwell, a furious John the Baptist rejects a group of priests coming for baptism and admonishes them to “bear fruit worthy of repentance”—an obvious refusal to be convinced by the Pharisees’ and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Messages

Sunday Reflection:  In Ancient Near Eastern societies, “shepherds” was also a term used to refer to kings or leaders. Today, our readings look specifically at the kings of Judah who are subject to the judgments given in Jeremiah 23:1. The … Continue reading

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