Faith for the long haul

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C: Aug. 7, 2016
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Come, Holy Spirit!

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Pentecost Sunday, Year C: May 15 2016
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Jesus restored St. Peter, rebuilding his Rock on a firm foundation

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year C: April 10, 2016
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Recuerda quién te liberó

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III Domingo de Cuaresma, Año B: 11 Marzo 2012
Ex 20, 1-17; Sal 18; 1 Cor 1, 22-25; Jn 2, 13-25

En el principio de los Diez Mandamientos, oímos que el Señor recuerda a su Pueblo quién es y quiénes son, por todo lo que les ha hecho. “Yo soy el Señor, tu Dios, que te sacó de la tierra de Egipto y de la esclavitud.” “Yo lo he hecho. Tú no te liberaste a ti mismo; ni ningún otro dios ni criatura. Yo te liberé. Yo te rescaté. Yo los formé a ustedes como un pueblo. Yo los guardé, yo los guié. Y yo les doy la tierra prometida. No lo hizo ningún otro, ni en el cielo, ni en la tierra, ni en el agua, ni debajo de la tierra. Yo te doy la plenitud del gozo. Yo te doy la integridad. Entonces no te vayas buscando a otros. Busca a mí.” (more…)

The Eucharistic Prayer

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11th in a series of short homilies on the Mass

We read in the Gospel according to Matthew: “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.'” (Matt 26:26) These four actions are distinctive—took, blessed, broke, and gave—so that we recognize them when the Gospel writers use them at other times (when Christ miraculously multiplies the loaves and fishes, and when he appears to the disciples on the road to Emmaus: Matt 14:19; Mark 6:41, 14:22; Luke 9:16, 24:30). And they are performed again in every Mass:

  • took, when the gifts are brought forward and the altar prepared;
  • blessed, in the entire Eucharistic Prayer;
  • broke, in the fraction rite;
  • and gave, in Holy Communion.
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Mother’s Day: On the path of life, you have never been unloved

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3rd Sunday of Easter, Year A: May 8, 2011
Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16; 1 Pet 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

Each year, Americans celebrate this second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day, a day to honor mothers and motherhood—to honor your own mother, and the other mothers that you know.

And we might suppose that, when coming to Mass on this day, it would be appropriate to hear the same Scriptures that we hear on Holy Family Sunday, right after Christmas.

  • To hear from the Book of Sirach [2:6]: “He who reveres his father will live a long life; he obeys the Lord who brings comfort to his mother.” (more…)