Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas II – Holy Family

Christmas II – Holy Family 2017 – Cycle B Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Psalm 103; Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Luke 2:223-40 “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” the Wizard of Oz bellows out of smoke and fire to … Continue reading

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Christmas I – Nativity

Christmas I – Nativity 2017 – Cycle ABC Isaiah 9:1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 Paisley is four years old.  A couple of weeks ago, she went with her aunt Casey, a bartender at one of my “watering holes” … Continue reading

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Advent IV

Advent IV 2017 – Cycle B 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 “The angel Gabriel was sent from God…”  [Luke 1: 26] Does that opening phrase sound familiar to you from last Sunday’s Gospel? … Continue reading

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Advent III

Advent III 2017 – Cycle B Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Psalm Luke 1:46ff (Magnificat); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1 6-8, 19-28 “Rejoice in the Lord, always; again I say, rejoice.”  “O God, enable us…to celebrate with glad rejoicing….”  “I rejoice heartily … Continue reading

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Advent II

Advent II 2017 – Cycle B Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 Do you sometimes just want to be told that everything will be OK? I think of the images of devastation we continue to see … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2017 – Cycle ABC Genesis 3:9-15,20; Psalm 98; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 “The Lord God gave the human this order: “You are free to eat from any of the trees in the garden except … Continue reading

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Advent I

Advent I – Re-dedication of Saint Mary’s Church, Oneonta, New York 2017 – Readings from the Dedication of Churches Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 3:9-13, 16-17; Matthew 5:23-24 A couple of months ago I walked into the … Continue reading

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