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‘Open wide the doors to Christ’ by Fr. Bob Hilz

Memorial of Pope St. John Paul II,1920-2005 How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church history? He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his parents and older brother before … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul II: Be Not Afraid by Fr. Bob Hilz

Today we celebrate the memorial of Blessed John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005. How do I summarize the life of the second longest reigning pope in Church History. He was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. He lost both of his … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; 14:22-33 There is a link in the first and gospel readings today. The Elijah story harkens back to Moses on the same mountain amidst storms, lightning and clouds when God gave him … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus calls us also as friends

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Mark 9:2-10 This Sunday we bypass the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. High on a mountain Jesus’ true identity and glory … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Are we firelights for Christ?

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 In the first reading young King Solomon, Kind David’s son, begged God for wisdom and understanding to care for the people of Israel. We could ask God … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The power of the Holy Spirit in our prayer

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 I would usually take the gospel theme to develop. This week it is a parable about the good wheat and weeds the enemy sowed in the field and two … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties

Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65:11-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-9 Parables are simple life stories that Jesus told his large audiences. They are down to earth everyday stories that were in their normal experiences like agricultural or fishing. When we read these … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of resting in Jesus vs. fake news

Zachariah 9:9-10; Ps 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 As we go through life we often get tired and look for refreshment, comfort and happiness. The world is not lacking in offering us all kinds of what seem … Continue reading

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