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Notes from Nancy

October 2019

Oct 29

The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Zacchaeus, is curious about the message Jesus is sharing with others.  He climbs a tree, much to the amusement of others, and Jesus notices him and invites himself to Zacchaeus’ home.  What a shock for the “good” people – Jesus would visit a tax...
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Oct 22

The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Luke’s Parable is concise and forceful.  The Pharisee was not praying to God – rather – he was expressing his marvelous virtues for all to hear!  What a difference from the prayer of the tax collector who knew he was cheating people and asked for God’s...
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Oct 16

The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Persistence is the main theme today.  Does our persistence in prayer force God to change things?  No, it allows each one of us, through persistence in prayer, to change and deepen our faith and trust in God, his promises and his love for us....
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Oct 9

The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The Readings today offer two examples of people who give thanks.  How often in our lives are we thankful to God for what we have been given?  Is our thankfulness a means to grow in our faith? Loving God for the gratitude we have been given is a gift in itself. If we share...
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Oct 9

The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The Readings emphasize Christian Faith.  Paul urges Timothy to “stir into flame” the gifts that were received from God.  In Luke’s Gospel the Apostles are asking Jesus to “increase our faith.”  How do we demonstrate faith?  The...
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Notes from Nancy

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