No complacency: Strive!

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Aug. 21, 2016
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Discover the truth of Jesus’ resurrection

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
At the Mass during the Day: March 27, 2016

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Do you see in yourself what the angels see? Do you hear the Father’s voice?

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The Baptism of the Lord, Year C: January 10, 2016
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Put on the splendor of glory from God

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C: Dec. 6, 2015
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Ready to pay that price, to gain that treasure

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Oct. 11, 2015
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Clean and beautiful, inside and out

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: Aug. 30, 2015
Deut 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

In the Gospel reading we have just heard, the Pharisees and the scribes took Jesus’ disciples to task for not washing their hands before eating, according to the customs of the time. Now, we should remember that their motivation for such handwashing was not being sanitary, but rather ritual purity. The law that the Lord gave his people in the Old Covenant required certain kinds of washing—especially of priests preparing to offer sacrifice, but also of all people in certain circumstances—for the sake of ritual purity.

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Jesus wants you to meet him

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: August 2, 2015
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Was blind but now I see

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4th Sunday of Lent, Year A: March 15, 2015
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Return to me, be reconciled!

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Ash Wednesday: Feb. 18, 2015
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Shockingly new

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The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord:
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God:
January 1, 2015

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