Just Ask!

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you…ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” John 16:23 Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel are both comforting and bewildering. Who among us can boast of having had all…

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Joseph, the Just Man

A man clicking a selfie with the students

“Come with me,” the petite nun said to our group of East Indian families from Canada on our first night in the Holy Land in March 2018. “I will take you to my convent. It is built over the tomb of the ‘just man’ and the house where Jesus grew up with Joseph and Mary.”…

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The Choosing

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you so that you may go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last,” John 15:16 Today’s gospel from Mark 3 tells us that Jesus spent the night with His Heavenly Father in prayer before calling out twelve of His disciples to be His apostles, His emissaries,…

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Christ Our King

Christ Our King Posted By Cheryl J

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, the crown of the Catholic liturgical year. The Solemnity – instituted fairly lately – by Pope Pius XI in 1925, anticipates the season of Advent, where we as a church begin our yearly journey anew, preparing our hearts through the apocalyptic…

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Family Ties?

Jesus’s words to us in today’s short Gospel are rather startling, as they must have been to the throng gathered around the Master that day. Jesus had been travelling from town to town, proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. Earlier in chapter eight, Luke tells us that the Twelve were with Him,…

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Clear the Ground

My boss told me about the time she was getting ready to move into their brand-new home. On a pre-move visit, they discovered that the sod was soon to be laid for the front lawn. However, there was significant construction debris – broken brick, bits of concrete, stones of varying sizes, including one very large…

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