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Sunday, December 6, 2020 - Second Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 12/04/20

Gospel Reading

Mark 1:1-8

John the Baptist preached repentance and baptized the people, in preparation for the one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today’s Gospel is taken from the beginning of Mark.  Unlike Luke and Matthew, Mark does not include any details ... Read More »

November 29, 2020 - First Sunday of Advent

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/28/20

Gospel Reading

Mark 13:33-37

Jesus warns his disciples to be watchful so that they will be ready when the Son of Man comes.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Today we begin the season of Advent, which marks the start of a new liturgical year for the Church. The readings ... Read More »

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - Solemnity of Christ the King - A reflection by Deacon John Tucker

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/21/20

Homily for Christ the King, Year A

November 21-22, 2020

Today the Church celebrates The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, otherwise known as Christ the King Sunday.  It is the last Sunday of the liturgical year.  Next Sunday, believe it or not, we begin ... Read More »

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/14/20

Gospel ReadingMatthew 25:14-30

Jesus tells the parable of the talents, in which he teaches about the importance of using the gifts that God has given to us in service to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel speaks of how Jesus’ disciples are to ... Read More »

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 11/06/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 25:1-13Jesus tells the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, teaching his disciples the importance of being prepared to receive the Kingdom of Heaven.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus talks about what it means to be prepared to receive the Kingdom ... Read More »

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Solemnity of All Saints

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/29/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus teaches what it means to be happy.

Background on the Gospel Reading

Every year the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints.  These saints are more than just role ... Read More »

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/22/20

Matthew 22:34-40The Pharisees continue to test Jesus with a question about the greatest commandment.

Background on the Gospel Reading

This week’s Gospel follows close behind the Gospel read last Sunday. It is the last of three questions put to Jesus by Jewish religious leaders who are trying to trick ... Read More »

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/16/20

Gospel Reading

Matthew 22:15-21

The Pharisees send their disciples to test Jesus with a question about taxes.

Background on the Gospel Reading

In today’s Gospel Jesus and the religious leaders in Jerusalem continue their tense exchange of questions and challenges.  At this point the disciples of the Pharisees, together ... Read More »

October 11, 2020 - Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Fr. James Griffin on 10/09/20

Matthew 22:1-14

“The king said to him, ‘My friend, how is itthat you came in here without a wedding garment?’But he was reduced to silence.Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his hands and feet,and cast him into the darkness outside,where there will be wailing and grinding of ... Read More »

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Deacon John Tucker

Posted by Marisa Cupps on 10/02/20

The first reading and the Gospel today speak of vineyards and grapes.  As you know, dried grapes become raisins.  That reminds me of the time that Bubba and Beulah Mae were getting ready to go out for the evening.  Beulah Mae was looking in the mirror.  She sighed and ... Read More »