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Notes from Nancy

July 2019

Jul 31

The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   The Readings this week call us to examine what our priorities are in life.  What do we value most – our physical goods or “riches” that we can store or count?  Do we love ourselves more than we love the God who created us? ...
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Jul 24

The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Readings today reinforce the Responsorial Psalm “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.”  In the First Reading we meet Abraham bargaining with God.  In the Second Reading we hear Paul express how God is kind and compassionate.  In the Gospel we...
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Jul 18

The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Visitors in ancient times were welcomed as guests because they could be messengers from God.  In the Gospel today Jesus chides Martha when she complains that Mary is not helping enough.  Mary and Martha are offering hospitality to Jesus in their own way.  The message Jesus...
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Jul 10

The 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The Gospel of the Good Samaritan is a parable we have heard before.  What we may not know is that it was a heroic action on the part of the man who arranged to care for the Samaritan.  At that time in history people did not care for each other unless they were of the same...
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Jul 3

The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The message given to the disciples by Jesus in today’s Gospel is “Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’  If a peaceful person lives there your peace will rest on him…’  Peace can be defined as...
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Notes from Nancy

Thoughts and announcements from our Pastoral Director, Nancy Woodcock. Please leave any questions in the comments.