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Daily Scriptures: March 15 – March 29, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 15 – March 29, 2015

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 15
Fourth Sunday of Lent
2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21

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Love of Jesus summons the faithful to follow

Love of Jesus summons the faithful to follow

| Deacon Gabriel Walz | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Faith is both a gratuitous gift from God and a virtue. But why should we go through the effort to foster a virtue that will command from us the daily conversions of our hearts? Love. Love alone is the answer.

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In the face of the impossible, God works the possible

In the face of the impossible, God works the possible

| Deacon Luis Mejia | December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are celebrating the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Today’s reading reminds us of three important aspects about understanding God’s presence through history: first, salvation occurs within history; second, the mystery has been revealed; and third, God works the impossible.

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A spirit of rejoicing, a spirit of gratitude

A spirit of rejoicing, a spirit of gratitude

| Deacon Adam Laski | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means “to rejoice.” In the second reading, we are given the simple command by Christ through his servant St. Paul, “Rejoice always.” These words are part of St. Paul’s final advice to the Thessalonian church in his first letter. He leaves them with a simple theme, which forms the context for the third Sunday of Advent.

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Praying and giving help us to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’

Praying and giving help us to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’

| Deacon Grant Lacey | December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are being called to prepare the way of the Lord through all of the different wildernesses we experience in our daily lives. We need to prepare the way through the desert of our secular society. Most of all, we need to prepare a way through the wilderness of our hearts.

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Our work must be the work of the one true king

Our work must be the work of the one true king

| Deacon Bryan Kujawa | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 23, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. But Jesus did not appear on earth as we would imagine a king to appear. Jesus seems to be saying that he reigns as king somewhere other than earth, and we know the name of his kingdom: heaven.

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Choose wisely: Accept God’s invitation to share life with him

Choose wisely: Accept God’s invitation to share life with him

| Deacon John Christianson | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thrown a party and a person who you were hoping would come didn’t show up? The wedding feast parable speaks about a similar situation, but it is really speaking about the feast of eternal life with God.

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To walk the walk

To walk the walk

| Deacon Alvaro Perez Silva | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

God sets a path for us, and we are free to follow it or not. God gave us free will because we need it to be able to truly love his will and follow it in a genuine way — not because we are obliged to follow it.

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Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

Christ’s presence is at the center of Church’s worship

| Deacon Byron Hagan | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In casting himself as the second, greater Moses, Jesus is saying that his own flesh is that eternal, life-giving bread promised to Israel in the desert.

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Seeing Jesus through the eyes of faith

Seeing Jesus through the eyes of faith

| Deacon Timothy Gapinski | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith enables us to “see” what otherwise could not be seen. Jesus is no longer physically present on Earth, but he promises to always be spiritually present to us. Though we cannot see his spiritual presence with the eyes of the body, we see him with the eyes of faith.

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Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

Live the life of love our Mother Church gives us

| Deacon Mitchell Bechtold | May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

This coming Sunday we celebrate the great joy of motherhood and honor those who bear this title. Our own birth mothers may be easy enough to identify and honor, but what of our spiritual mother, which is the Church?

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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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