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Together In Mission

Last Sunday, Deacon Jim Carper,  gave the homily at all Masses. Launching from the message of the Scripture readings, which call us to be instruments of Jesus compassion and healing touch, he led all of us in considering a generous … Continue reading

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Come and See

In today’s gospel reading Jesus calls his first disciples. John the Baptist tells his disciples that Jesus is the one to follow. Two of them come up to him. When Jesus asks what they want, they stammer and appear at … Continue reading

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Surprises from near and far

The Solemnity of the Epiphany is the one feast throughout the year which draws together past, present, and future in one dimension, with distant lands and nearby neighborhoods in another dimension. The word “epiphany,” from the Greek, means manifestation. It … Continue reading

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The Holy Family, just a threesome? NOT!

We are all familiar with pictures of the Holy Family. Some are pious holy cards, some are sentimental, and some are just cute or silly. And they are all wrong! When we think of the Holy Family, we think of … Continue reading

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St. Francis and the Creche

Did you know that the tradition of the manger scene, such a familiar part of our celebration of Christmas, began with St. Francis of Assisi? In the year 1223, St. Francis, a deacon, was visiting the town of Grecio to … Continue reading

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