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December 2020

Dec 29

The Epiphany of The Lord

Today we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord. The hope in the reading from Isaiah and the adoration of the Magi in Matthew’s Gospel reflect how God is revealed.  As we contemplate Jesus in our lives how has the image changed since we were children?  Our meaning of Christmas has deepened as we have grown in our faith, love, trust,...
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Dec 22

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph. As we continue to journey through the Christmas Season the readings depict the many blessings God has given in time - from Genesis to the Presentation of the Child Jesus in the temple.  Faith in God and God’s love - whether found in Abraham and Sarah, Simeon...
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Dec 15

The 4th Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent! How do we “hear” the message of the angel, Gabriel, to Mary in Luke’s Gospel?  Is it fear, confusion, faith, humility, or isolation that bubbles within her?  Her response, “May it be done to me according to your word” is total acceptance of faith that has...
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Dec 8

The 3rd Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent!  The pink candle is lit today as we REJOICE in the glad tidings that are to come.  John the Baptist shared the message of hope and baptized the people and Jesus with his “voice crying in the desert.”  Are we still living the joy and excitement of our own baptism?  Can...
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Dec 2

The 2nd Sunday of Advent

We celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent today!  The beginning of Mark’s Gospel depicts “John the Baptist in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”  Advent is our time to utilize patience in our prayer as we wait in joyful hope – how are we doing with our 6 minutes of prayer...
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Notes from Nancy

Thoughts and announcements from our Pastoral Director, Nancy Woodcock. Please leave any questions in the comments.