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2018-01-06 Bulletin

Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh   Why did the Magi travel so far away to Judea? What were they looking for? As we have come to understand from Scripture and Tradition, the Magi were wise men from the East who practiced astrology; they looked for signs in the heavens which foretold major world events. What they saw in the heavens was the star of Bethlehem, which foretold the birth of the king of the Jews. But this was no ordinary king;…

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2018-12-30 Bulletin

The Holy Family   In the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph found the twelve year old Jesus in the temple with the teachers, astounding them with His understanding and answers. What is even perplexing is what Jesus tells Mary and Joseph after they had been desperately searching for Him: “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house? (Lk2:49)” Yet Luke’s Gospel hastens to show us that part of doing…

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2018-12-23 Bulletin

Behold, I come to do your will!   When Mary went the distance to visit her cousin Elizabeth in the hill country of Judah, she was in fact carrying Jesus Christ, our Lord and God, in her womb. We can think of Mary as the new tabernacle or the Ark of the New Covenant: Mary, in whom the Lord Himself has made His dwelling, is the Ark of the Covenant, the place where the glory of the Lord dwells. In…

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2018-12-16 Bulletin

Rejoice in the Lord always!   The prophet Zephaniah urges the people to shout for joy (Zephaniah 3:14-18). Why? Because God is in their midst; and therefore, they no longer have to fear their enemies. Similarly, Isaiah tells the people to “Shout with exultation, City of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel!.” (Isaiah 12:6) Both Zephaniah and Isaiah proclaim that their reason for joy is their experience of God’s presence in their midst. St.…

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2018-12-09 Bulletin

Time for Waiting What would you say is the one thing that you waited for the most in your life? Chances are; your answer would be something that is personally significant for you. Waiting can be very difficult, especially when you’re waiting for something that you feel will make your life better. However, each waiting period can be a blessing. From my personal experience, impatience blinds me from being open to God’s will. However, if I wait patiently on God,…

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2018-12-02 Bulletin

Be Vigilant!     During Advent, we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord which happened in the past; we also prepare for the coming of our Lord in the future. But it is also a time wherein we can focus on the presence of Christ with us now. What does it mean to prepare during Advent? Clearly in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus warns His disciples not to become “drowsy” with partying or to become anxious with the worries of day-to-day…

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2018-11-25 Bulletin

The Kingship of Jesus Christ In the eyes of men, Jesus is indeed a strange king, because all that are expected a king are reversed. Jesus is the king who, acting like a servant, washed the feet of His disciples. He did not build an army or conquer lands. In His response to Pilate, Jesus said that His kingdom is not of this world. Jesus is the king who does not demand ransom; He is the ransom. His victory comes…

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2018-11-18 Bulletin

The End of the World The Gospel of Mark 13:24-32 speaks to us about the end of the world and the return of the Son of Man in glory. Throughout history, human beings have shown a propensity for prophecies regarding the end of the world, even when these have been disproven time and time again. For example, in 1524, the German astrologer and mathematician Johannes Stoeffler predicted that a flood would destroy the world. Count von Iggleheim ordered a three-story…

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