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Weekly Reflections

Living Branches

"I am the vine, you are the branches." (JN 15:5)

The Good Shepherd

"I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me..." JN 10:14

Risen Christ Appears to Apostles, Duccio (1308-11)

You Are Witnesses

"Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day..." LK 24:36

Divine Mercy

"Have you come to believe because you have seen me?" (JN 20:29)

He is Risen!

"He is not here; He has risen!" (MT 28:6)

Hosana to the King

"Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed upon him the name which is above every name."

A New Covenant

"I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts." (JER 31:33)

The Love of God

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life." (Jn 3:16)

I Will Raise it Up

"Jesus said, 'Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.'" (John 2:19)

Obedience

"From the cloud came a voice: 'This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.'" (Mk 9:7)

Be Clean!

"The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made clean." (Mk 1:42)

Let Us Love

"Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons." (MK 1:34)

Together in Mission

"The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching." (Mark 1:21-28)

God’s Promise to All People

"Where is the newborn king of the Jews?" (MT 2:1-2)

Merry Christmas!

"The child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)

Rejoice In The Lord, Always!

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.” (Ph 4:4)

Advent: A time of Hope

Second Sunday of Advent This Sunday we celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent. One of the most beautiful seasons in our liturgical calendar which unfortunately most of the times we don’t celebrate as we should. We love and get excited with the season of Christmas but Advent? I don’t think so! Advent is a beautiful time of preparation, excitement and hope. Yes, especially hope. Hope is to expect that something good is coming; something great is going to happen. Chapter nine of the prophet Isaiah begins with a phrase that invites us precisely to have hope in the midst depression, uncertainty and hopelessness when he says: “The people who walk […]

Be Watchful, Be Alert!

First Sunday of Advent This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent which is a beautiful time in the liturgical year to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. The readings for this Sunday are a perfect example of what is Advent all about. In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah, he calls upon God to come down from heaven with his might and power. In the Second reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, St. Paul gives thanks to God for this community and exhorts them to remain firm and irreproachable until the end as they wait for the revelation of Christ. Jesus, on the […]

Long Live Christ the King!

"Whatever you did to the least ones, you did to me." (MT 25:31-46)

Why Am I a Catholic? – Part V

"You have but one father in heaven." (MT 23:9)

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