Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ordinary 22

The Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Cycle A Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 It was Labor Day in the United States on 4 September 1967.  People were sunning themselves on beaches and enjoying the last … Continue reading

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Ordinary 21

The Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Cycle A Isaiah 22:15, 19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 Rocks are not the smartest things in creation, in fact, they can be downright dull lacking any luster. And if a … Continue reading

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Ordinary 20

The Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Cycle A Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Why do people hate other people or groups of people? Have you ever hated anyone?  I do not mean dislike, … Continue reading

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Assumption

The Solemnity of the Assumption Revelation 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; Psalm 45; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56 Do you believe in dragons?  No? On 24 March 1980, the dragon known as “Death Squad” waited outside a hospital chapel to devour Oscar … Continue reading

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Ordinary 19

The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Cycle A 1 Kings 19:9, 9:11-13 Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 Have there been times and seasons of your life that you felt exhausted and discouraged – alone; wondering if what … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

The Transfiguration of the Lord 2017 – Cycle A Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17:1-9 When God created the human being, though a significant event, it was not very public other than the animals watching and … Continue reading

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