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  • The Gospel readings for today remind me of the old saying, “Jesus doesn’t call the equipped, rather, He equips those whom He calls”. Monday, August 2, 2021  Daily Readings  We are a […]
  • August 1 Gospel Reflection from Bishop Parkes  Read the Gospel reflection by Bishop Parkes below or click here   to listen to it. The Bread of Life “Jesus said to them,  ‘I […]
  • As freshmen in a Jesuit high school, we translated early on the Jesuit motto "ad maiorem Dei gloriam," for the greater glory of God. Saturday, July 31, 2021  Daily Readings  We are […]
  • In today's Gospel we read that Jesus exemplified great "wisdom and mighty deeds" in His hometown of Nazareth. Such impressive actions caused those who knew Jesus as a boy and young man […]
  • Some things in the bible make me giggle – like in Matthew 4:2 after Jesus fasted for 40 days, He was hungry. Thursday, July 29, 2021  Daily Readings  We are a joyful […]
  • I wasn't sure if I really was called to be a priest. I knew for sure that I was tired of seminary. Wednesday, July 28, 2021  Daily Readings  We are a joyful […]
  • Do you love plants? I do. They are so vibrant, and some have beautiful smells. They embellish life and provide comfort and peace. Tuesday, July 27, 2021  Daily Readings  We are a […]
  • Today is the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is so great for the church to honor Mary's parents on this memorial day just as […]
  • July 25th Gospel Reflection from Bishop Parkes  Read the Gospel reflection by Bishop Parkes below or click here   to listen to it. Jesus Will Provide "So the men reclined, about five […]
  • In today's readings the Israelites are sealed in a Covenant with God after proclaiming, "All that the LORD has said, we will hear and do." (Ex. 24:7b). Saturday, July 24, 2021  Daily […]

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