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October 2020

Oct 27

All Saints The 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Matthew’s Gospel today is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus teaches the disciples through the Beatitudes as means to discover true happiness and the path to holiness by acts of self-giving.  Who are the models of holiness that we can follow?  The Church...
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Oct 21

The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Pharisees are taking their turn at testing Jesus.  They utilized the 10 Commandments from the Old Testament as their “test” – “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” ...
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Oct 19

The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Matthew’s Gospel shared the trap that the Pharisees tried to set for Jesus.  Jesus’ wisdom utilizes the profound statement, “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”  Taxes have been a form of payment that allows...
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Oct 7

The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The image of a banquet as the promise of God’s Kingdom is presented in the Readings this week.  Jesus invites us and we respond with grateful hearts.  We must willingly open our hearts to receive the gift of God throughout our lives.  Are we ready? ...
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Oct 1

The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The vineyards are prominent in the Readings today.  If you have ever grown a grapevine you know that they are sturdy bushes that are deeply rooted and almost impossible to destroy.  The depth of a grapevine allows for grapes to be harvested year after...
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Notes from Nancy

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