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December 26, 2018

Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3-4, 8, 16, 17; Mt. 10:17-22. The Gospel reading for this day is one filled with foreboding and yet tempered with consolation. Being handed over into the hands of the secular powers for early Christians was a terrifying prospect often fraught with perils to [...]

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December 22, 2018

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent 1Sm 1:24-28; 1Sm 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8; Lk 1:46-56 A sad commentary on society today is the desperate push for stronger female role models to affect the global culture. We’ve nearly always had them--they’ve just been forgotten or ignored! Today’s Advent readings are centered on two [...]

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December 21, 2018

 Friday of the Third Week of AdventSo 2:8-14; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Lk 1:39-45How promising, joyful, and hopeful are these three readings today during Advent! The first reading reminds us that our God desires that we come to Him and shows us that He wants to be in relationship with us. God is like [...]

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December 19, 2018

Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25; Ps 71:3-4, 5-6, 16-17; Lk 1:5-25 Today we celebrate the annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist. Advent is a period of joy, expectation, and preparation. In today’s readings we hear of the joy and expectation of two births that prefigure the [...]

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