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2020-08-23 Bulletin

Keys of the Kingdom Since the beginning of His public life, Jesus chose certain men, twelve in number, to be with Him and to participate in His mission. He gave the Twelve a share in His authority and sent them out to preach the Kingdom of God, to heal the sick and to drive out demons. Jesus gave Simon Peter primacy among the Twelve. When Jesus asked the Twelve who they thought He was, Peter had confessed: “You are the…

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2020-08-16 Bulletin

Scraps of Grace The Canaanite woman came to Jesus for help. Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The woman begged, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Jesus replied, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed. (Matthew 15:24-28) Inasmuch as there are so many great things to reflect…

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2020-08-09 Bulletin

Walking on Water In the Old Testament, after Elijah had slit the throats of four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal at the brook of Kishon, Jezebel the queen was enraged and she sought to have Elijah killed. Elijah fled for his life and ended up in a cave on Mount Horeb. Elijah was distraught and called out to God for help. God told Elijah to stand before Him, for He will be passing by. There was a heavy wind,…

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2020-08-02 Bulletin

Five loaves and two fish It had been a long day for Jesus. After teaching and travelling for days, He got the news that His cousin, John the Baptist, had been murdered. He got into a boat and headed for a deserted place, so that He could be alone. But a vast crowd went out to see Him. Despite His weary body and saddened heart, Jesus was moved with pity for the people and He cured their sick. When evening…

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2020-07-26 Bulletin

Three more parables After explaining to His disciples the parable of the wheat and the weeds, Jesus tells them three more parables. The parable of the hidden treasure (Matthew 13:44) and the parable of the pearl (Matthew 13:45-46) tell us how two persons gave up everything they had for the sake of one ultimate prize. Indeed, the common words shared by these two parables are that after they “found” the treasure, they “went and sold all that they had to…

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2020-07-19 Bulletin

Patience for the harvest The parable of the wheat and the weeds tells us that in the world, those who do evil exist side by side with those who are good. If we think of the landowner as God and the harvest time as the end of the world, then we can see clearly that God intends to separate the bad from the good in the world at the final judgment. But why does God wait until then? The parable…

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2020-07-12 Bulletin

Life in the Spirit One of the most powerful letters of St. Paul is contained in Romans chapter 8. There we see the tension between the flesh and the spirit, slavery and adoption, present suffering and the hope for future glory. Romans chapter 8 is a great material for meditation and reflection. Our Lord Jesus Christ completed His work of redemption through His suffering and death on the Cross, thereby destroying the power of sin over man. However, St. Paul…

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2020-06-28 Bulletin

Losing your life for Christ This verse appears in all four Gospels, which underlies its importance: Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39) For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. (Mark 8:35) Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.…

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2020-06-21 Bulletin

  Fear of the Lord Is God to be feared, or is God to be loved? The fear of the Lord is one of the most misunderstood things in the bible. Both the Old and the New Testaments mention the fear of the Lord. The Book of Isaiah mentions the fear of the Lord as one of the attributes of the ideal Davidic king: “The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,…

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2020-06-14 Bulletin

The Bread of Life The clearest expression of the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist is found in chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. There, Jesus teaches the crowd about the Eucharist – His very own Body and Blood. Jesus also teaches the crowd about faith – the unique and special faith needed to accept His difficult teaching about the Eucharist. Many of Jesus’ disciples lacked the faith to believe in the Real Presence. When Jesus walked…

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