FROM OUR EDITORS—October 21, 2018 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: Joan McKamey ~ October 9, 2018

Every year in late October, Catholics throughout the world unite to celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year’s date is October 21. The theme is “Through Youth to the World: Voices for Mission.” We are invited to recommit ourselves to our common vocation through Baptism to be missionaries—through prayer, participation in the Eucharist, and by [...]

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Concern for the Poor, Migrant, and Refugee

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 9, 2018
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January is Poverty Awareness Month. While we may feel the pinch of January credit card bills for our Christmas shopping, most of us have little real idea of being poor. If we have access to clean water, basic shelter, and adequate food, we are rich compared to so many—and have a responsibility to those who […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 21, 2018 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Author: David Dziena ~ January 9, 2018
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Mark 1:14–20 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls four fishermen to become fishers of people. They respond quickly and follow Jesus. They share in his work of spreading the Good News of God’s love. This is a call that comes to all on this Sunday, and we all need to respond with the same joy […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL —January 14, 2018

Author: Joan McKamey ~ January 2, 2018
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John 1:35–42 In this Sunday’s Gospel, John the Baptist points to Jesus as “the Lamb of God.” The Gospel also tells of the call of the first disciples. The story echoes the call of each member of the Church—to share in the mission of Jesus, his joy, and his sufferings. The title “Lamb of God” […]

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Give Thanks for Family

Author: Nicholle Check ~ December 19, 2017
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Families around the world will gather for all of the celebrations of Christmas—from Christmas Day through Epiphany. The Holy Family is a model to all Christian families. Before they sit down to enjoy a special meal with their loved ones, encourage your children to create this Circle of Family and Friends centerpiece. It will remind […]

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Celebrate the Holy Family

Author: Nicholle Check ~ December 19, 2017
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The Church considers the Feast of the Holy Family to be a “movable feast,” which means that it can be celebrated whenever the Pope determines. The dates are announced from the ambo at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Epiphany for the next year (i.e., 2019 dates will be announced on Sunday, January 7, 2018). This year, […]

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SUNDAY’S GOSPEL — December 25, 2017 & January 7, 2018 – Christmas & Epiphany

Author: David Dziena ~ December 19, 2017
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Luke 2:1–14 & Matthew 2:1–12 Christmas celebrates God becoming one of us and one with us. Jesus comes as an infant, placed in the care of a struggling but loving family. The Solemnity of the Epiphany is considered by Eastern Catholic Churches to be far more important than Christmas, the day celebrating Jesus’ birth. On […]

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