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In These Uncertain Times, Trust in the Certainty of God

                                                                Jeremiah 17: 5-10 Thus says the LORD: “Cursed … Continue reading

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Approach Each Day With Trust in the Lord

                                                        Reading 1 : Isaiah 1-10, 16-20 Hear the word of the LORD, … Continue reading

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First Friday of the Month During Lent

Years ago, when I returned to the Catholic Church after having been away  for many years, one of the first things that impressed me… inspired awe in my soul, was the First Friday Eucharistic Devotion when it was combined with … Continue reading

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Prayers for Protection Against Illness

As the world holds it’s collective breath and watches how quickly the coronavirus is spreading in China and several other countries, we are constantly being bombarded with updates as to how fast it is progressing worldwide. We have just recently … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent – Don’t Be Surprised by the Devil’s Temptations

Gospel – Matthew 4:1-11 At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry. The tempter approached and said … Continue reading

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This First Friday of Lent

First Reading: Isaiah 58: 1-9a 1 Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their wicked doings, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2 For they seek me from day to day, sad desire to know my … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday… Crossing into Lent

As we leave the Church’s calendar of Ordinary Time and enter into this season of Lent, many of us will attend Mass, receiving ashes on our forehead. The ashes we receive come from the blessed palms we received last year … Continue reading

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