Saturday, January 3 ~ Tenth Day in the Season of Christmas Most Holy Name of Jesus   Holy Gospel: John 1:29-34 John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the...
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Friday, January 2 ~ Ninth Day in the Season of Christmas Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen   Holy Gospel: John 1:19-28 This is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to him...
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Thursday, January 1 ~ Solemnity of the Virgin Mary, Mother of God + A Holy Day of Obligation +   Holy Gospel: Luke 2:16-21 The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying...
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Wednesday, December 31 ~ Seventh Day in the Octave of Christmas Saint Sylvester I, Pope   Holy Gospel: John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in...
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Tuesday, December 30 ~ Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas Holy Gospel: Luke 2:26-30  There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her...
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“The more the rain falls on the earth, the softer it makes it; similarly, Christ’s holy name gladdens the earth of our heart the more we call upon it.”  ~St. Hesychios of Sinai   Monday, December 29 ~ Fifth Day...
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    MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2015       NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS   At the beginning of this New Year, which we...
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One of the great joys of the Christmas Season is the time we spend with one another – families and friends gathered together, not just to have a good time, but to pray together and to remember the things that...
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AS WE CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, we sing “Hark! the herald angels sing, ‘Glory to the newborn King; peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!’ ” For it was the angels...
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    ON THIS FOURTH AND LAST SUNDAY OF THE ADVENT SEASON we would all do well to pause and reflect on what we have accomplished during these past weeks in preparation for what we will celebrate this week –...
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