Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas II – Mary, Mother of God

Christmas II – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2017 – Cycle ABC Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 If I remember, his name was Leo, he and his wife were in their 70’s, married around 50 years.  … Continue reading

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Christmas I – Nativity

Christmas I – Nativity 2016 – Cycle ABC Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 Is there anything as irresistible as the smile of an infant or a child or the wagging tail, sloppy tongue and nuzzling of a … Continue reading

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Advent IV

Advent IV 2016 – Cycle A Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24; Romans 1:1-17; Matthew 1:18-24 Joseph’s heart was racing in anticipation of the wedding. The longing to be in the arms of the woman he loved. A future filled with hopes … Continue reading

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Advent III

Advent III 2016 – Cycle A Isaiah 35:1-6, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11    Have you ever been in jail? How uncomfortable to be confined in a corner of a windowless room of peeling paint while the door … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2016 – Cycle ABC Genesis 3:9-15,20; Psalm 98; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38   immaculate pure modesty unstained purity chaste undefiled   Words we seldom use any more, …except in ridicule and tongue–in–cheek humour while … Continue reading

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Advent II

Advent II 2016 – Cycle A Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Have you read any poetry this past week? Some of you hear a poem every day if you listen to NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac.  Garrison Keillor, … Continue reading

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