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2022-01-30 Bulletin

The Most Valuable Knowledge in the World The Book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament tells us about the time when Jeremiah was called by God to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1:4-19). At first, Jeremiah refused; but God told Jeremiah that he had already been chosen and appointed as a prophet even before he was formed in his mother’s womb. Jeremiah’s mission was to prophesy to the kings of Judah that if Judah did not repent of their sins, Jerusalem…

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2022-01-23 Bulletin

The Law of the Gospel God gave us His Law in two ways. The first way was called the Old Law, which God gave to the Israelites through Moses at around 1400 B.C. Hence, it has been called the Mosaic Law or the Law of Moses. The second way was called the New Law, which God gave to us through His Son, Jesus. Hence, it has been called the Law of Jesus Christ or the Law of the Gospel.  The…

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2022-01-16 Bulletin

Wedding in Cana The Wedding in Cana has traditionally been called one of the “three Epiphanies” of Christ; the other two are the Visitation of the Magi and the Baptism of the Lord. In each of these events, Jesus is manifested in one way or another as the Messiah and the Son of God. Undoubtedly, the miracle of the wedding in Cana, due to its many symbolisms, is one of the richest sources of reflection for personal prayer. If we…

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2022-01-09 Bulletin

Baptized with the Holy Spirit and Fire In the Gospels, John said to the people: I baptize you with water, but one mightier than I is coming… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (cf. Luke 3:16). What does it mean that Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire? Jesus will baptize through the Holy Spirit with a spiritual fire that purifies, justifies, and sanctifies (CCC 1227); it is a baptism which also illumines,…

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2022-01-02 Bulletin

Timeline of the Infancy Narratives:   The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds. (Luke 2:1-20) After 40 days, Mary and Joseph brought Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem for His presentation. (Luke 2:22-38) The Magi searched for the newborn King of the Jews and found Jesus with Mary in a house in Bethlehem. (Matthew 2:1-12) Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt with the infant Jesus. (Matthew 2:13-14) Herod ordered the murder of all male children…

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2021-12-26 Bulletin

My Father’s House Mary and Joseph spent three days looking for the twelve-year old Jesus whom they thought was lost. After they found Him in the temple, Mary said to Jesus, “Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” Jesus said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:48-49) Jesus’ response is a revelation…

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2021-12-19 Bulletin

The candle of the Fourth Sunday of Advent is called the Angel’s candle, which symbolizes PEACE. At the birth of Christ the Lord, suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) At a time when there was a lot of oppression and civil unrest in the Roman province of Judaea, the angels announced the birth of the…

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2021-12-12 Bulletin

The candle of the Third Sunday of Advent, also called Gaudete Sunday, symbolizes JOY. The third candle is called the Shepherd’s Candle. At the birth of Christ the Lord, an angel appeared to the shepherds and said: “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this…

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2021-12-05 Bulletin

The candle of the Second Sunday of Advent is called the Bethlehem Candle, which symbolizes FAITH. The prophet Micah foretold that Christ the Lord would be born in Bethlehem: “But you, O Bethlehem-Ephrathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.” (Micah 5:2) This prophecy came to pass when Mary and Joseph journeyed to…

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2021-11-28 Bulletin

The candle of the First Sunday of Advent is called the Prophet’s Candle, which symbolizes HOPE. The prophet Isaiah foretold the birth of Christ the Lord: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14) This prophecy gave hope to a people who have been longing for a Messiah. For Christians, this prophecy has been fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who came into…

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