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Like us, Magi are co-heirs of promise of Christmas

Like us, Magi are co-heirs of promise of Christmas

| Sharon Perkins | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Magi of the Epiphany didn’t travel hundreds of miles to visit a baby — they were seeking the “newborn king of the Jews.”

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Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

| Deacon Sam Wagner | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can we live like St. Joseph in the presence of Jesus and Mary? Simple: by prayer.

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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The call of the King

The call of the King

| Deacon Timothy Lange | November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today as we proclaim Christ as King of the Universe, and celebrate “already” Christ’s victory in time and anticipate his triumph at the end of time, we recognize the “not yet” — that Christ has yet to reign in our time, in our hearts.

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For heaven’s sake: Keep your eye on the target

For heaven’s sake: Keep your eye on the target

| Deacon Melvin Kuhn | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How many times in the past month have we thought about heaven and if we are on the path toward it? Is this our first goal?

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Helping us to see the face of Christ

Helping us to see the face of Christ

| Deacon Grant Gerlach | October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this Gospel reading, it is the tax collector who goes home justified, for “the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

| Deacon Timothy Gapinski | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one returned. On the surface, this passage is about being thankful to God. But its full meaning goes deeper.

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What we can learn from Lazarus and the rich man

What we can learn from Lazarus and the rich man

| Deacon Mitchell Bechtold | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Sunday we hear the Gospel story of “Lazarus and the Rich Man.” There is a pity which ought to well up in each of our hearts for both Lazarus and the rich man: Lazarus in his suffering and the rich man in his. Yet, it is Lazarus who is our model.

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Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

| Deacon Bruce Anderson | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the final parable of the Gospel, we hear of the prodigal son. The love that the father gives to the son shows us the depth of the love that God has for each one of us.

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Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.

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The boldness of the Word

The boldness of the Word

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus is many times presented as a nice person: kind, compassionate and a ­gentle shepherd.

However, we are reminded this week that Jesus is uncompromising and demanding. God did not send his only Son to entertain us: He came to proclaim and teach the truth, which often collides with our lives.

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Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prestige, status, honor, glory, wealth: Are these the things that motivate us? The Scriptures for this coming weekend seek to purify our motivation. In the Gospel, Jesus warns against greed. His parable about the farmer encourages us to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth.

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