Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas II – Holy Family

Christmas II – Holy Family 2015 – Cycle C 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Psalm 128; 1 John 3:1-2 21-24; Luke 2:41-52 From politicians to religious leaders; many people are bemoaning the demise of the family. Do you agree with this … Continue reading

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Christmas I – Nativity

Christmas I: Nativity Mass During the Day 2015 – Cycle ABC Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” “And God said, “Light. Exist!”” …and galaxies and stars, planets and … Continue reading

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Advent IV

Advent IV 2015 – Cycle C Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 I was drawn with interest to the cover of the December 2015 issue of National Geographic. It is a detail of a painting of The Virgin … Continue reading

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Advent III

Advent III 2015 – Cycle C Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Isaiah 12; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 A bucket of cold water thrown over you or a slap in the face may make for good slapstick comedy á la, The Three Stooges but … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Jubilee Year of Mercy) 2015 – Cycle ABC Genesis 3:9-15,20; Psalm 98; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 We live in a time of unparalleled, exciting, and wonder-filled advances in the sciences, medicine, and technology. Human … Continue reading

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Advent II

Advent II (Jubilee Year of Mercy) 2015 – Cycle C Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6 President François Hollande said at the time of the 13 November 2015 attack on Paris, “I want to say we are … Continue reading

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