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Posted by Debbra Beck on 1/12/21
Message from Father Bob
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – “REJOICE AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!”
Our attention during this Advent starting with last Sunday and then today is on John the Baptist. This Sunday is also called “Gaudete Sunday” or “Rejoice Sunday”. The Old Testament reading, the Responsorial ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 12/11/20
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – WHAT’S THE GOOD NEWS?
Today we hear Mark start his Gospel with the headline, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” The gospel or “the good word” or “the good news” is that this person Jesus whom Mark ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 12/04/20
HAPPY NEW CHURCH YEAR! THE SEASON OF ADVENT
Today, the First Sunday of Advent, is the official beginning of the new Liturgical Year. The Gospel reading for today suggests a good new year’s resolution – to develop one good habit for keeping alert to God’s saving action in ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 11/27/20
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE – TODAY!
What a long title for this feast day at the end of the Church Year! It used to be simply the Feast of Christ the King. Nevertheless, today we praise Christ, King of the Universe (that ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 11/24/20
33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME –
READY FOR A PAT ON THE BACK?
On this last Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus blesses us with the parable of the talents and theservants who hear their master say to them, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. … Come and share ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 11/13/20
32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY – MOVING RAPIDLY TO END TIMES?
As the days keep getting shorter and nature is “dying” into dormancy, the Church Liturgical Year is forcing us to consider keeping careful vigil for the coming of the Lord at the “end time” – both the end ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 11/06/20
MESSAGE FROM SISTER RUTH
Blessed are they…Blessed are you…
Do you feel blessed?
During these days when most of us are unable to go about our lives as usual, it might be a little harder to feel that. But the Gospel reading for today calls all of us ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 10/30/20
30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – “TEMPUS FUGIT!”
“Time is fleeing!” to translate the Latin! We are already on the 30th Sunday in O.T., which means that the beginning of the new Church Year and Advent is only a month away. So as we are moving quickly through ... Read More »
Posted by Debbra Beck on 10/29/20
WAY TO GO! VERY MANY “ST. BERNADETTE STEWARDSHIP COVENANT CARDS” HAVE BEEN RETURNED ALREADY!
Thank you for being so conscientious and cooperative with the Parish plan. But most of all, the Lord is grateful to you for your Stewardship Commitment of giving back a significant portion of your ... Read More »