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NOV 29, 2020 - 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

1st. ADVENT (B) 

(adventi 2). 

In today's Gospel, Christ urges us to: Be watchful! Be alert! Don't be caught unaware!. (Mk.13:33, ICor.1:14, 1Thes. 5:2, 1Cor.1:7-8). What Christ is telling us is that, since we do not know the time of his 2nd. coming, we must always be ready & ... Read More »

NOV 22, 2020 - 34th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

CHRIST, THE KING (King 1)    During his Passion, the Roman soldiers  mockingly dressed up Christ as a King. They put a scepter in his hand, wove a crown of thorns and placed it on his Head. When Christ was crucified, they placed the inscription: "This is the King of the Jews" over the Cross. All of this ... Read More »

NOV 15, 2020 - 33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

33rd. SUNDAY (A)   

(talents 2) 

 

Today’s 1st. Reading is taken from the Book of Proverbs. Scattered throughout the Book are references to domestic problems.  

The "foolish son" is one frequent theme. (Prov. 31:10-13) 

Another theme is the "worthy" 12:4, 18:22) & the "contentious" wife. (12:4b, 21:9 & 19, 25:24, 27:15, JBC p. 459). Since the Book of ... Read More »

NOV 8, 2020 - 32TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

32nd. SUNDAY (A)  (10 virgins)    Today's 1st. Reading contains a beautiful image of Lady Wisdom seeking those who would accept her. Wisdom stands for a way of life which   acknowledges our creaturely dependence on God  respects the rights of others &  acknowledges that all things come from God.    The word  Wisdom  also ... Read More »

NOV 01, 2020 - FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS: HEAVEN (C)  (death 1)    Today is the Feast of All Saints. It is a day when we  rejoice with all of those, including members of our own families, who have gone before us and are now enjoying the happiness of our eternal home.   1st. Reading   In the 1st. Reading we ... Read More »

OCT 25, 2020 - 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

THE TWO GREAT COMMANDMENTS OF LOVE  (twofold 1)     The Book of Genesis tells us that God created us in his own image and likeness. We are the image and likeness of God in many ways but we are especially the image of God in our ability to form love relationships with others. ... Read More »

OCT 11, 2020 - 28TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

28th. SUNDAY (A)   (banquet 3)    Banquets: fiestas: dinner parties  play an important role in all cultures. People, in every culture, get together to celebrate significant events in their lives. Because banquets & fiestas are usually happy occasions, almost everyone likes going to them.    1st. Reading (Is. 25:6-10a)  When the people ... Read More »

OCT 4, 2020 - 27TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

27th SUNDAY A  (27a.doc)  Today's 1st. Reading is part of what is known as “the song of the vineyard”. In his “song of the vineyard”, Isaiah recalls the careful & loving treatment that God lavished  on Israel his vineyard. The best known line of the song is: “The vineyard of the ... Read More »

SEP 27, 2020 - 26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

26th. SUNDAY A  (twosons 3)  One of the characteristics of the human person is his unwillingness to accept  responsibility for his activity. We are all inclined to  pass the buck. We are all inclined to shift the blame to others. This morning's 1st. Reading brings home to us the fact ... Read More »

SEP 20, 2020 - 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

25th. SUNDAY A  (pay 3)    Throughout the Bible, the 2 great attributes of God are His justice & mercy.   Today’s Responsorial Psalm reminds us that “the Lord is just in all his ways & holy in all his works.”  God is just in the sense that He always remains ... Read More »