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2021-07-11 Bulletin

The Little Way The Gospel of Mark 6:7-13 brings attention to how Jesus instructed the twelve disciples to prepare for their mission of preaching repentance and the Kingdom of God: Jesus instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts (Mark 6:8). This implies that for this mission, they should not even bring any provision for their material needs. But who would provide for them? Jesus tells them: “Wherever…

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2021-07-04 Bulletin

The Faith of Martyrs What is faith? According to the Letter to the Hebrews, faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (RSV Hebrews 11:1) Faith assures us of things that we hope for – not necessarily that what we ask for will be granted in the way we expect it, but that it will be granted in the way that God deems best for us. Faith is the unwavering conviction of the things…

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2021-06-27 Bulletin

The Mystery of Suffering Death and illness are two things that many people find difficulty dealing with. When illness lingers on and on with no cure in sight, or when the death of a loved one seems imminent, people can be forced to take desperate measures. In today’s Gospel, a synagogue official pleaded with Jesus for his dying daughter. This scene is unusual because most religious leaders in the Gospel opposed Jesus and didn’t want anything to do with Him.…

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2021-06-20 Bulletin

The Awesome Power of God In the Book of Job, we find a man who has endured an enormous amount of suffering. Having lost all his children and all his property in freak accidents, he is taunted by his own wife and friends. Through it all, Job maintained his innocence; he considered himself just, rather than God. But the Lord God tells Job: “Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its…

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2021-06-13 Bulletin

Parables of Growth Parable of the Trees in Ezekiel 17:22-24: the cedar tree represents Israel, while the other trees represent the other nations in the world. Babylon was at the height of its power, but the Lord will rebuild the Davidic dynasty so the nations will realize that only God has control over a nation’s destiny. “Every tree of the field will know that I am the LORD. I bring low the high tree, lift high the lowly tree, wither…

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2021-06-06 Bulletin

The Eucharist: The Body and Blood of Christ When we hear the words “Body and Blood of Christ,” the Eucharist quickly comes to mind. However, the words “Body of Christ” have another meaning: St. Paul often referred to the “Body of Christ” as the Church (cf. 1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Colossians 1:18; 2:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:12), which is the mystical Body of Christ made visible in the world (CCC 771). Jesus calls us into His Body! The connection between the two…

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2021-05-30 Bulletin

Glory to the Holy Trinity What is the dogma of the Holy Trinity? The Holy Trinity is the mystery of one God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life; it is the mystery of God in Himself; it is the source of all the other mysteries of faith, and it is the most fundamental and essential teaching in the hierarchy of the truths of faith. The history…

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2021-05-23 Bulletin

Let Us Welcome the Holy Spirit We know that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, but beyond that, how much more do we know about the Holy Spirit? Jesus did not reveal the Holy Spirit fully to His disciples until He Himself has been glorified through His Death and Resurrection (CCC 728). Jesus promised the coming of the Holy Spirit; the Spirit of Truth will be sent by the Father in Jesus’ name. The Holy…

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2021-05-16 Bulletin

The Triumphant Ascension of Christ From the period of time between the Resurrection and the Ascension, Jesus appeared to His disciples and ate with them, so that they may witness that He is truly alive and risen from the dead. At the same time, Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, that everything written about Him in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled. (cf. Luke 24:44-45) At the Resurrection, Christ’s body was…

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2021-05-09 Bulletin

  Happy Mothers Day! Love and Obedience What is love? Love is one of those things which mean different things to different people. In John 15:9-17, Jesus talks about love. We can call it Jesus’ discourse on love, and there are certain things which Jesus said that we can learn from. Jesus said to His disciples, “Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and…

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