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The Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday Scripture Readings and Reflections

The Epiphany is indeed a great Feast, and the joy caused us by the Birth of our Jesus must be renewed on it, for as though it were a second Christmas Day, it shows us our Incarnate God in a new light. It leaves us all the sweetness of the dear Babe of Bethlehem, who hath appeared to us already in love; but to this it adds its own grand manifestation of the divinity of our Jesus. At Christmas it was a few Shepherds that were invited by the Angels to go and recognize THE WORD MADE FLESH; but now, at the Epiphany, the voice of God himself calls the whole world to adore this Jesus, and hear him.

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4th Sunday of Advent,Sunday Scripture Readings and Reflections

“Joseph and Mary were engaged to be married when Joseph found out that Mary was going to have a baby. After hearing this news, Joseph decided to call off the marriage. But an angel appeared to him in a dream and told him to stay with Mary and take care of her. The angel said the baby was God’s son and should be named Jesus. This was not at all what Joseph had planned! The angel’s message was so unusual, and would require so much from him, that it would have been easier for Joseph to pretend he didn’t hear it. Instead, he trusted God and did what the angel asked, even though it would change his life.” CRS 2016

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Homily-December 11, 2016

” John the Baptist from prison sends his follower to Jesus asking if he is the one they have been waiting on or is there another? Jesus answer is so perfect, basically saying looking around and tell me what you see? Blind now see, Lame now walk, deaf now hear… In other words figure it out yourself. Jesus always leaves a fragment in his answers to cause us to believe or trust what he is saying. Notice he does not give us clarity, easy answers. There must be free will on our part to either love God or reject him. It is always our decision.”

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Jon Linton, Men’s speaker series, December 1, 2016

Jon Linton, from the The I Have a Name Project, spoke to the men of the parish at our Advent Christian Men Speaker Series on Thursday evening, December 1.  Jon created The I Have a Name Project which is a homeless project born out of a need to inspire change, instill optimism, bring awareness and deliver hope, where hope has been lost.  The I Have a Name Project resolves to restore dignity, compassion and understanding for those less fortunate.   

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3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, Scripture readings and reflections

“John the Baptist sent his friends to go find Jesus, and to ask him if he was really the Messiah. Rather than just answering with a simple yes or no, Jesus told them to tell John: “The deaf can hear, the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” Jesus is not speaking in code. He is telling us he has come to reach out to the poor and suffering. As his disciples, we are called to do the same. Who are these people in our world today? They are family members who are sick or lonely. They are our classmates who are bullied. They are the men and women on our streets who don’t have a place to sleep at night. And they are the families around the world who, because of poverty or violence in their countries, struggle to make it through each day.” CRS Advent 2016 

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